Just like the axiom in football that says ‘Real Madrid always gets their man’, there’s a general acceptance that once Jose Mourinho sets his heart on a target, he signs them – this is justified in Man United’s recent capture of Romelu Lukaku from Everton despite strong links with Chelsea move.
At the close of last season, Jose Mourinho informed the principals of Man United that he’ll need four more signings at the Club for the upcoming season but he has signed on only two. With the midfield of the Red Devils a tad thread bare after the departure of Wayne Rooney, United are bound to sign a midfielder.
Real Madrid attacker midfielder James Rodriguez has been on the transfer radar of Man United but United have lost out in the signing the assist king. He has completed a two-year loan move with Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich, reports Skysports.
Rodriguez has been desperate for a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu after seeing himself dropped to the bench behind Isco in the selection perking order of Zinedine Zidane. The 25-year-old was keen on a move and Man United were taught to have beaten transfer rivals Chelsea to his signature.
Madrid had valued the player at £70million but his price tag had put off potential suitors.
“FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have agreed on the change of Colombian national player James Rodríguez to the German championship on Tuesday,” Bayern said in a statement.
“The two clubs agreed on a two-year loan transaction until June 30, 2019 with the following purchase option for FC Bayern Munich.
“James Rodríguez will sign his contract in Munich after successfully completing the compulsory medical check.”
Rodriguez will now link up with his former manager Carlo Ancelotti at the Allianz Arena and the Bavarians will pay a £8.8m (10m euros) loan fee with a buy option of about £30.9m (35m euros) in 2019.