Out of favour attacking midfielder James Rodriguez has reportedly been offered to Liverpool Football Club among other European giants.
Some of these rumours, man I tell you.
I don’t know where they come from but hey, at least they’re creative I suppose.
Today’s rumour mill masterpiece involves a certain Colombian attacker, most famous for announcing himself on the international stage with this ridiculous goal back at the 2014 World Cup.
According to the Liverpool ECHO, James’ agent – Jorge Mendes, self-proclaimed Portuguese super agent – has been offering the 25-year-old around to numerous top clubs, with Liverpool among the names mentioned.
James is in truth, a very, very talented footballer, with his versatility allowing him to play on either wing, as a false nine or in the no.10 role. Primarily left-footed, the Colombian possesses a lethal shot, impressive creative streak and is a highly skilled dribbler who would most likely slot into the starting XI of 90% of Europe’s elite sides.
However, with Zinedine Zidane seemingly not a fan of the playmaker’s attitude – and Real Madrid on the verge of adding Dani Ceballos to an already impressive midfield that includes the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Isco – James has found himself surplus to requirements.
The ECHO report that despite not being a regular starter, the player would cost any club looking to purchase his services a whopping £66m. Would he really be worth it when the Reds already have the likes of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho in their ranks?
Personally, I can’t see this one coming to fruition. The Reds already boast a host of attacking midfielders and there are other positions that require Klopp’s immediate attention with far more urgency.
We’ve already heard it claimed that Liverpool are working on a signing behind the scenes that would blow fans minds but I just don’t think this is it.