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Zidane wants James out of Real Madrid in June

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Zinedine Zidane wants James out of Real Madrid in June

Madrid, Spain – Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez have three cases to deal with this summer transfer session. Isco Alarcon, Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, all want out. Furthermore, and the most worrisome is the case of the Colombian star because Zidane wants James out of Real Madrid in June.

The Premier League is setting their eyes in these Liga stars. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte talks about Morata every day according to several British outlets. Additionally, Morata could reportedly be used as a swap involving Eden Hazard. On the other hand, Isco is ready to move out of Bernabeu for more playing time. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is keen on signing the play-maker. Barcelona and Juventus are linked with a move for the Malagueño.

Real Madrid paid 60 million euros for Morata and Isco. In Morata’s case, Florentino Perez sold the Spaniard international to Juventus for 20 million euros and bought him back for 30 million euros. However, the 60 million paid for two players isn’t the highest failed investment, but the 80 million euros that Real Madrid paid for James outbid all of them. This price beat the one set by Radamel Falcao and made him the most expensive Colombian football player and one of the most expensive players in soccer.

What happened with James Rodriguez?

When Rafa Benitez was ahead of the club, many believe that Benitez just didn’t mesh well with the player. But, a player with such great creative skills not having a place in a starting line-up is unheard of. Others believe that this is just a tactic to keep players away from rivals, Barcelona. However, once Zidane came through the door, everyone believed he would flip the switch for James. The was the case at least when the relationship started as Real Madrid went on to winning the UEFA Champions with the help of James.

Soon after talks about James’ physical condition begun to surface. Zidane seemed eager to help James but started cutting his playing time. Something that begun to bother the Colombian, specially because he was shining when playing with the national team.  The 25-year-old is at the peak of his career and it is only right that a player of his caliber and talent gets the right amount of playing time. James has only started seven league games this season, appearing as a substitute a further seven times.

According to El Chiringuito de Jugones, Zidane wants James out of Real Madrid in June.

“Zidane does not count with James, he does not want him, he does not need him, he wants James out of Real Madrid in June. Since minute one, he has not bet on him, he has never believed in him,” said the TV host, Josep Pedrerol.

James, this past December also shared that he was available to leave the club this past winter transfer session.

James to the Premier League

With Zidane reluctant to use the Colombian in key matches, a move to the Premier League is definitely possible for the supremely talented midfielder. Liverpool have reportedly already opened talks with Rodriguez’s agent. Although if the 25-year-old is put on the market they’ll have plenty of competition for his services. Jurgen Klopp is known for getting the best out of his players and both Liverpool and James could end up reviving their fortunes once again.

Zidane wants Isco and Marco Asensio to stay at Bernabeu. With James exiting the club, Isco will likely stay.