In the wake of the Premier League defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates and a goal draw against Leicester City at the KingPower Stadium, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger became more pragmatic than expected. He has completed the signing of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi and report claims, the French tactician is looking to complete a third.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Real Madrid’s out-of-favor winger James Rodriguez but Spanish news outlet EFE have dropped some big transfer news on Thursday, suggesting that Real Madrid’s attacking midfielder James Rodriguez is set to move away from the Santiago Bernabeu before the close of the window.
Since the appointment of Zinedine Zidane, James Rodriguez has fallen down the selection perking order of the French tactician – despite his experience, Isco gets more playing time and is favoured more.
Zidane has revealed that the player is up for sale, claiming that he will sell some of his players deemed surplus to requirement.
Zidane said: “Until August 31st anything can happen. I’m sure no-one else is going to arrive but players could leave…” Ooh! I hear you cry!
Although, we reported that the Columbian is also linked with a move to Juventus, it is understood that Wenger is looking at the players situation and may complete a deal for the player before the close of the window.
However, with Lucas Perez on the wing for Arsenal, it is difficult to see where or how James will feature for Arsenal.
The player is worth 60million Pounds.