This week, the South American media broke the news claiming James Rodriguez is no longer interested in playing in Qatar, and should soon be leaving Al-Rayyan.

That obviously opened the way for a ton of rumours on the midfielder’s future, and perhaps surprisingly, we now see West Ham United being linked to the Colombian star.

The story comes from Spanish outlet Fichajes, who say Rodriguez is looking to get back to Europe’s main leagues and now has a few potential destinations on the table.

They say West Ham are one of the clubs who could try to make his signing in the next transfer window, as it’s claimed the Hammers look for depth in their attack, and the 30-year-old is the ‘ideal candidate’ for the squad.

Another factor which would help West Ham to make the signing is that the price for his transfer would be ‘extremely low’, even though his salary demands would need to be lowered.

Rodriguez was bought by Al Rayyan on a €8m move from Everton last summer.

Since joining the Qatari club, he had five goals and seven assists in 15 matches.