Colombia manager Jose Pekerman tells James Rodriguez to sort out Man United situation

Colombia manager Jose Pekerman tells James Rodriguez to sort out Man United situation

Columbia manager Jose Pekerman has called on James Rodriguez to make a decision over his future amid interest from Manchester United following another campaign of frustration with Real Madrid.

Sources at Sky Sports confirmed last month that Man United would be offered the chance to sign the Columbian this summer.

All signs point towards a Bernabeu exit after the Columbian, whose father has openly advocated a move away, was left out of the squad for the Champions League final.

And Pekerman has called on Rodriguez to opt for a move that would ultimately prove beneficial in the long run.

“His performances and the amount he plays is important. I have no doubts that the situation will improve one way or another,” he said.

“For the sake of the Colombian national team it is always good for James to have continuity.

“He is committed and fully integrated and his attitude is important because we ask for 100 per cent. I do not want to take the responsibility of telling him what to do, but he knows what is required to resolve his situation.”

Rodriguez emerged as something of an early target for Jose Mourinho, with his Madrid career set to end in obscurity, but his name has drifted off the radar in recent weeks as attention has been firmly placed on the likes of Ivan Perisic, Andrea Belotti, Fabinho, Alvaro Morata and the Old Trafford bound Victor Lindelof.

The consensus surrounding the 25-year-old is that opting for his signature would take a considerable chunk out of United’s reported £200m transfer budget – something Mourinho may see as unnecessary as talks over the more industrious, and indeed affordable, Perisic look set to continue.

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Tanveer has been writing with The Peoples Person since August 2015 and is a life long Manchester United fan.