Real Madrid midfielder James Rodríguez is ‘not too convinced’ to sign for Everton this summer, despite them being one of his ‘main options’ this summer.
That’s according to Sport, who cover the Colombian’s future today ahead of a probable exit from the Bernabeu this summer.
The newspaper explains that Rodríguez is determined to leave the Spanish giants having ‘grown tired’ of his situation at the club.
He has found himself on the periphery since returning from a loan spell at Bayern Munich last year, with Zinedine Zidane preferring others ahead of him.
The French boss has often insisted that he counts on everyone in his squad, but Rodríguez believes that isn’t the case and has a ‘broken heart’.
There have thus been rumours that he is refusing to play and be a part of the squad to avoid getting injured and ruining a move in the process.
Sport say there are certainly options for him on the table and one of them is Everton, who have long been linked with a move.
Carlo Ancelotti is a known fan of the midfielder, having signed him for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich – and also tried to sign him at Napoli last summer – so a move would make sense.
Rodríguez, though, isn’t keen on the move to Goodison Park despite Everton having already offered him a four-year contract.
He would prefer to move to Madrid’s rivals Atlético Madrid so that he can prove that Zidane has made a mistake, but he knows Real don’t want to sell to a rival and strengthen them.
Manchester United are another option, but they have made it clear they will need to sign him for a reduced price if they are to match his current salary in Spain.
Either way, Madrid have to sell this summer if they wish to make money on him, although it seems Everton need to do some convincing if they are to get him.