James Rodriguez Going to Manchester United. James Rodriguez has been the surprise package of World Cup 2014. It is an astounding fact that Colombia had managed to keep him under wraps away from the glare of global media and noses of social media prior to the world cup. You are not alone in wondering why you have not heard about him before.
He plays for Monaco in the French LigueOne at the moment. There are many rumours that link him with some of the top clubs in England and Spain. Our question is this: is James Rodriguez going to Manchester United?
A complete package
It is rare these days that a complete package – a finished article – bursts into the world stage unexpectedly. But that is exactly what happened with Rodriguez. Now almost all clubs are lining up with their huge purses to get his service. Prime among them are Real Madrid and Manchester United. The English club does so rather sheepishly. Why?
It has been revealed that the Manchester United scouts ‘rejected’ James Rodriguez – not once, but twice. First, his agents approached United when he was playing for an obscure Argentine club Atletico Banfield.
He was available for peanuts then. But the United scouts chose to ignore him. Porto eventually signed him for a mere 4.7 million Pounds.
After a couple of seasons in Porto, where he improved by leaps and bounds, there were talks between his agents and the United management, which also failed due to some technicalities.
Potential United star?
Now Manchester United needs James Rodriguez more than Rodriguez needs the club. The former EPL champions are struggling and are not part of either UEFA Champions League or Europa League. It will be a huge boon for United if Rodriguez does oblige to join them.
Louis Van Gaal, who will manage Manchester United next season, will be hugely delighted by the young Colombian’s arrival. Rodriguez too will benefit from his mentorship.
Only one thing can prevent James Rodriguez going to Manchester United: that is, Real Madrid coming up with an un-refusable offer. Wait and watch.