Of all the transfers this summer, it’s fair to say that James Rodriguez’s imminent move to Everton has got everyone talking.
The Colombian is a bonafide international star, as shown by his social media following, and it’s not every day that a player of that stature rocks up at Goodison Park.
The move has undoubtedly caused a stir in his native Colombia, where pretty much every media outlet is very excited at the country’s biggest star moving to the Premier League and reuniting with Carlo Ancelotti at Everton.
Every man and his dog has already commented on the move, with Tino Asprilla offering his two cents yesterday and questioning why James was making the switch.
The debate has very much been split down the middle, with Brighton forward José Izquierdo countering Asprilla and backing him to be a success.
Former Colombia manager Hernán Darío Bolillo Gómez has now added his voice to the latter, argument, saying he believes in Everton’s incoming star.
“James is like one of our family. He is a close friend of my son; they grew up together,” he told El VBar de Caracol Radio, relayed by Marca.
“I wish James nothing but the best, I believe in him, I have always believed in him.
“He is a great player, a very good person. and he is not as big a party animal as they say. I know that, and my son knows it.
“He is a man who lives for football; he likes football; he is happy and calm.
“He went to a more difficult football … Verón went to English football and had to return, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Falcao also.
“Hopefully, James, who we wish the best and who is capable, will succeed in English football because he is an important player for the Colombian national team and all of us.”