Arsenal and Manchester United have reportedly made an offer to James Rodriguez as the Colombian gets ready to return to Real Madrid following his two-year loan spell with Bayern Munich.
July 1 sees James become a Real Madrid player again after two seasons in Germany where he collected 67 games, 15 goals, 20 assists, two league titles and two German Super Cups.
Arsenal have been linked with James for a while but it seems unlikely they are going to be able to afford him.
That being said, he has a purchase option of €42m that was fixed to allow Bayern Munich to sign him. They refused that option and now the Premier League giants are sniffing around, apparently.
The list of other teams said to be interested in Jorges Mendes client is as long as this summer is set to be. PSG, Juve, Atletico Madrid, Mendes has done his job well to get his client linked with all these clubs.
If I had to guess what would happen I’d say James will be linked with Arsenal regularly until he moves somewhere else. Then, when that doesn’t quite work out he’ll be linked again.
James earned just over €159k-a-week with Bayern Munich in his first season with this rising slightly the second (€8m-a-year up to €8.2m).