On July of 2014and for a transfer fee of €79.8 millionJames Rodriguez completed his move from As.Monaco to Real Madrid as the Colombian player became the 4th most expensive signing in the history of the sport during that point in time.
James Rodriguez made a name for himself as top player during the 2014 FIFA World Cup when he concluded that tournament on a high note by being the highest goal-scorer and it was become of his string of impressive performances from that competition that Real Madrid was willing to splash out €79.8 million in signing theColombian youngster.
During the initial 2 seasons of James Rodriguez as a player of Real Madrid, he was a consistent starter but failed to score goals on a consistent basis as the Colombian attacker failed to replicate the performances and goals that he did in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
With the arrival of the 2016-17 season, James Rodriguez has started to drop to the sidelines as he is seeing more time in the bench and according to recent rumors, he might even be on the verge of being offloaded to Manchester United.
If rumors are to be believed, Rodriguez has caught the attention of Manchester United and could be used as bait in order to lure David de Gea from Old Trafford.
Manchester United is in need of a proven attacker after ZlatanIbrahimovic picked up Yuri Zhirkov an ankle injury which will be leaving him out of action for around 8 months and Wayne Rooney is not the same player that he was a few years ago, Jose Mourinho is believed to be looking around for someone who can become his next goal-scoring machine and James Rodriguez is being linked as that player.
Considering the fact that the future of James Rodriguez in Real Madrid is starting to look bleak, a transfer to Manchester United will benefit himself as well as all the parties involved.
Real Madrid has been attempting to sign David de Gea for the past few years and almost secured his services on 2015 but a delay in the transfer of documents forced the deal to be cancelled.