Real Madrid midfielder, James Rodriguez could move to England once his two-year loan at Bayern Munich ends this summer, according to his foster father.
The Colombian midfielder is in the final six months of his temporary stay in Germany and is due to return to Real Madrid. Yet Juan Carlos Restrepo admitted the 27-year-old is keeping his options open, with Rodriguez attracting strong interest from Arsenal.
‘He is comfortable in Munich. I don’t have news about it, but there may be offers based on those rumours coming from England. He is calm and he feels that he’s at a good level again and that he’s physically strong. That gives us a perspective that he is happy, motivated and working well, as he is eager to achieve new success,’ Restrepo said.
Bayern Munich spent £11.5million for the two-year loan with an option to make it permanent for £39.5million. Despite Rodriguez remaining open to a return to Madrid, he is still out of favour at the Spanish giants and will likely need to move on for first-team football.
Current Bayern boss Niko Kovac has not used Rodriguez regularly since taking charge in the summer, having made only 12 appearances and scoring three goals. In total, Rodriguez has appeared 51 times and managed 11 goals during his 18 months in Germany.
Restrepo added: ‘Real Madrid are one of his loves, but unfortunately he had to look at a different course. However, that does not mean that he doesn’t love Los Blancos, an institution that allowed him to enjoy beautiful moments. Inside his heart, given that he is a fan of Real Madrid, he will contemplate the possibility of returning. Real Madrid own his rights and I imagine that if he has good performances then his return would be possible.’