Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez set to choose Manchester United as his next club – report

Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez set to choose Manchester United as his next club – report

Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez will ignore interest from Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea and Inter Milan and choose Manchester United as his next club ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, according to reports.

The Columbian, who is valued at £53m, will leave the Bernabeu this summer following another campaign on the periphery of proceedings under Zinedine Zidane.

President Florentino Perez, whilst quick to defend Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata in recent times, insisted that he would let Zidane decide the 25-year-old’s future.

And according t0 Calcio Mercato, Rodriguez will be allowed to move to Old Trafford after being left out of the Champions League final squad by the Frenchman.

Mourinho has purposefully poured his resources into securing the services of Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic to address the lack of a more traditional, get-to-the-bloody-byline type of winger in his current side.

Rodriguez, on the other hand, serves as more of a lurking attacking midfielder – often better if given a freer role as opposed to being consigned to operating from out wide.

He is not, in spite of targeting a move to Old Trafford, a main priority for Mourinho, who will place efforts into securing the aforementioned Croatian – alongside Alvaro Morata and a defensive midfielder – before considering whether the Columbian could fit into his squad for next season.

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