If there was there another attacking player Jose Mourinho must try to sign before the transfer window slams shut is Columbia international and Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez.
Since the appointment of Zinedine zidane as the manager of Real Madrid in the penultimate season, Rodriguez has been reduced to a fringe player, hence he wants out of the Santiago Bernabeu and Manchester United have been touted as his next footballing destination.
Rodriguez seem not to be the only one concerned about his future. His National teammates and former Man United player Radamel Falcao has urged Rodriguez to make happiness a factor in deciding his future, according to Goal.
Rodriguez became a Galacticos after the summer World Cup in Brazil where he shone and ended the season as the Golden Boot winner. He missed out in the Champions League final of Madrid and failed to command regular game time for the most part of last season.
Although, Man United appear to be front-runners for his signature, Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea are also in the running for the play-maker’s signature.
“For the sake of them and the team, I hope that all who have to make a decision do it in the best way possible,” Falcao told Sport. “And above all that makes them happy.”
Rodriguez is a highly creative player that can play behind the striker and on any of the wings. If United signs him, he will provide creativity to the attack of the Red Devils.
Last season, the undoing of United was a player that can give the final pass to the striker, which accounted for why United ended the season with fewer goals than the first seven team of the Premier League. With Rodriguez, United will have that man that dissect the defenses of teams with his inch perfect passes.
Rodriguez is valued at £70million.