Rumour: James Rodriguez offered to Liverpool

James Rodriguez of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's 3rd goal during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
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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.


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