According to El Pais, Julen Lopetegui’s side are thinking about recalling James Rodriguez from Bayern Munich.
James Rodriguez agreed a two-year loan switch to the German club, Bayern Munich last summer. The 27-year-old grew frustrated at the lack of first team football in Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane.
The Colombian enjoyed a productive 2017/18 campaign at the Allianz Arena. He netted eight goals and provided 14 assists in 39 appearances. James Rodriguez won Bayern Munich’s sixth Bundesliga title in a row.
However, Marca claims the player is wanted by new Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui and talks are ongoing with Bayern Munich about bringing James Rodriguez back. Rodriguez is currently contracted at Real Madrid until 2021. An emotional return could be on the cards now that Zidane is no longer in charge.
Theadmitted he would be open to a move back to the Bernabeu when he faced them with Bayern in the Champions League in April. “Return to Madrid? I don’t know, nobody knows what will happen in the future but currently I am with Bayern. I’m in a good phase of form at the minute and I am good here, I am happy. ” James Rodriguez said.
El Pais says Real Madrid hierarchy will discuss whether paying £35million for their own player to break the loan agreement is worthwhile. But the Bernabeu crowd loves James. And after Ronaldo’s departure he can be a valuable addition to the squad.