Where could James Rodriguez play next Season?

James Rodriguez is not happy at Real Madrid at the moment and there are a lot of speculations about his future with the Whites in recent weeks. He has been left frustrated with the lack of playing time and as a reason his relationship with head-coach Rafael Benitez has reached a point of no-return.

If these reports are to be trusted, James will be packing his bags at the end of the season. And, there are already indications that his agent Jorge Mendes is already on a lookout for possible destinations if the situation remains the same.

If the case arises, there won’t be any scarcity of offers for the 24-year old Colombian International and he may well end up at one of the three destinations.

Manchester United

The Red Devils continue to struggle since Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford. The re-building process is in tatters and team has hit a new low with Louis Van Gaal at the top of the affairs. United have spent large transfer fees for players in the past seasons and the new additions didn’t seem to fit in at the club.

Manchester United wants to be at the top of the league and that rings the bell for a change of affairs next season which may see the Dutchman being replaced by Josep Guardiola. With the Spanish coach in the dugout, United won’t have any trouble in convincing James Rodriguez to move to Old Trafford. Moreover, they have sufficient financial capacity to fund a big transfer of this kind.

Paris-Saint Germain

The Ligue One Champions are expected to have another busy transfer season next summer. They are no shot of money and are ever prepared to break the bank to bring required additions to build a team that can go out and win Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo may still remain as their first preference, but Real Madrid’s valuation of the Portuguese starlet may be a stumbling block. There is where James fits in as a perfect alternative and it is believed that a transfer fee in the region of 60 million might be enough to convince the Los Blancos to sell him.

In addition to the quality he brings, James has experience in French football and return to the Ligue 1 could be an excellent opportunity to regain confidence. The good relationship of PSG owners with the agent Jorge Mendes could also work in their favour.

Chelsea

“Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez in a swap deal”. An exciting news and interesting business proposition as it involves two players of similar quality. Current times at Chelsea are not good as it used to be and even the bookmakers have now raised the odds for the Blues going down to the Championship. For that we need to wait and see. But, thhe board of directors at Stamford Bridge are planning on a squad overhaul next season and there will be a lot of departures to aid new arrivals.

But as things stand, the Blues have a very little chance of finishing inside top four. The odds that Mourinho continues are also low. What could work in favour for Chelsea here is Real’s interest in Hazard. And “yes”; in that case a swap deal is very much in the possibility. However, if Chelsea doesn’t qualify for Champions League next season, it may take a big offer to convince James to move to Stamford Bridge in the 2016-17 season.

To conclude, this may all depends upon how Real Madrid’s season shape out in the next few months. There are already a deteriorating stage and Rafa Benitez is in spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Rafa’s future at the club will directly influence whether James Rodriguez stays or leave Real Madrid at the end of the season.

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