Reports: Man Utd To Formally Announce James Rodriguez Signing After Real Madrid’s Final Game Of Season

Chris Wright

16th, May 2017

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We’ve definitely been here before, but reports in the Spanish press are claiming that James Rodriguez is on the cusp of joining Manchester United.

According to Radio Caracol (via AS), James’ big move to Old Trafford will be made public after Real Madrid’s final league match of the season, away at Malaga on Sunday evening.

However, AS add that they believe Real do not intend to confirm James’ exit until after the Champions League final on 3rd June.

The midfielder appeared to say goodbye to the club’s supporters when he was substituted in Sunday’s home league win over Sevilla, stopping to applaud all four corners of the stadium.

This all comes one week after Colombian radio station RCN revealed that the 25-year-old had reached an “initial agreement” to sign for United.

Whereas his three-season stint at the Bernabeu has hardly been an overriding success, James has still managed 36 goals and 38 assists in 109 appearances – not bad for a benchwarmer.

Where he’ll fit into United’s forward line next season is another puzzler, assuming Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs on for another tour of duty.

Put it this way, Anthony Martial is probably watching on with interest.

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  1. Bruno says:

    What do you think, Pies? I’m not sure… He’s a very good player but United have Mata, Martial, Micki. I’m not sure James would put them into the next level. I think he’s in the same level of the attacking players United already have, maybe a little bit better.
    I would say go for Dybala or Griezmann or Aubameyang. Money is not an issue, I think.

    • Chris Wright says:

      Bruno: Exactly. They don’t really need James, but when has that ever stopped United?

      Honestly, it probably won’t matter where he plays after Mourinho crushes all the spirit and spontaneity out of him within a couple of months.

  2. Gabriel says:

    True!

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