According to information from Noticias Caracol de Colombia, James Rodríguez “will already be a new player for Everton in England.” The media points out that the English have closed the operation with Real Madrid to “acquire the sports rights of the Colombian midfielder.”
“James is already in Liverpool to sign a contract that links him for four years with the team led by Carlo Ancelotti. In which it is rumored that James Rodríguez will be officially presented in the next few hours,” the news announced.
The footballer had arrived in England since last Monday to negotiate the terms with the Toffee club. The English team will pay 25 million euros at the request of Carlo Ancelotti for the Colombian. The Premier League will be his fifth experience in European football and his sixth in international. I have already passed through Argentina (Banfield), Portugal (Porto), France (Monaco), Spain (Real Madrid) and Germany (Bayern Munich).
This will be James’ reunion with Ancelotti, a coach who had him in his first stage with Madrid and who years later signed him for Bayern. The Italian coach knows him perfectly and will seek to return him to the elite of world football after a season in Spain where he only played 14 games.
On the other hand, the English press has also mentioned clubs such as Arsenal, Wolverhampton or Manchester United as interested. In the case of the latter, Red Devils coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have Jack Grealish, a 24-year-old Aston Villa player, above his priorities.