Arsenal transfer target James Rodriguez not returning to Real Madrid

first_img Coral BarryThursday 14 Mar 2019 7:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link393Shares Advertisement Zidane was not a fan of Rodriguez (Picture: Getty)Sport claim Zidane’s appointment ends any hope Rodriguez had of a second chance at Madrid.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, the development could be good news for Arsenal who are reportedly interested in signing the Colombian.Bayern are not keen on signing Rodriguez on a permanent deal, meaning Rodriguez may have to hunt for an entirely new club in the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal did explore the option of signing Rodriguez in January (Picture: Getty)Rodriguez was part of the Bayern side that was overpowered by Liverpool at home in the Champions League, playing 79 minutes in the 3-1 defeat.The 27-year-old has moved in and out of Bayern’s side, but has scored four times and provided six assist in 22 appearances.Unai Emery will not have a big transfer budget to play with in the summer, with some reports claiming to could be as little as £40million.Real paid £71m for Rodriguez in 2014 and would want a significant fee for a player who does not turn 28 until July.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Rodriguez is unlikely to stay at Bayern beyond the summer (Picture: Getty)James Rodriguez will not be returning to Real Madrid now that Zinedine Zidane is in charge at the club, according to reports.The playmaker is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, but was linked with a shock transfer move to Arsenal in January.Rodriguez has struggled with injuries and consistency at Bayern and was shipped out to Germany by Zidane in the Frenchman’s first spell.center_img Comment Arsenal transfer target James Rodriguez not returning to Real Madrid Advertisementlast_img

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