Arsenal are reportedly very interested in signing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and according to the reports, the club is working hard to get him to London but is he worth the money?

James Rodriguez is a transfer target for plenty of top European clubs, including Manchester United, with Chelsea also looking into the possibility of going for the player.

The 25-year-old midfielder made 33 appearances for Real Madrid last season, but plenty of those came from the bench. He managed to bag 11 goals and assist 13 times but it doesn’t seem like Zinedine Zidane is particularly satisfied with the player.

The Colombian joined Real Madrid from Monaco for €75m after a series of stunning performances at World Cup in Brazil and a season before at Monaco.

He is married to David Ospina’s sister.




Aerial duels can sometimes be a problem for the player, especially when up against a physically stronger opponent and James could put some extra work into learning how to position himself better in these kind of situations.

His defensive work isn’t the worst, but when he gets assigned a slightly deeper role in midfield, his defensive shortcomings come to the fore.

Tackling is probably the weakest part of his defensive game and the player wins 0.82 tackles per-game while losing 1.36 tackles. He also commits 0.55 fouls per-game.