James Rodriguez has been urged to choose between his personal life and football for the good of his Everton career.

The Colombian midfielder has been the star of the show at Goodison Park since arriving on a free transfer from Real Madrid in the summer.

However, after a flying start to life on Merseyside his performances have taken something of a nosedive, with niggling injuries and a lack of form meaning the Blues have not seen the best of their star man.

Indeed, they have been performing better without him, winning their last three games in the league against Chelsea, Leicester and Arsenal.

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As a result, the doubts about Rodriguez have started to swirl, with some suggesting Everton may actually be better off without him in the team.

There have also been questions about his fitness, with some doubting whether the midfielder is really injured given he has missed the winter period in the last two years also.

Journalist Wbeimar Muñóz certainly thinks there is something else going on, as he detailed in recent comments to Win Sports.

“I still think, because it happened to him in Real Madrid, in Bayern Munich, and now in Everton, that James Rodriguez has a problem of psychological type,” he said.

“I attribute it to his so happy life, because he keeps a great assortment of model friends here and there.

“I believe, and forgive me for being so frank, that Mr James Rodriguez will have to choose between football and taking care of himself one hundred per cent or dedicating himself to show business.”