Real closing in on World Cup star.Real Madrid could be ready to unveil James Rodriguez as their latest signing at the Bernabeu on Monday, according to French source L’Equipe.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder is looking increasingly likely to leave AS Monaco this summer, just one season after arriving from Porto, following some outstanding displays for Colombia at this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
The skillful winger finished as the top scorer in the tournament with six goals, and now looks like becoming the latest ‘Galactico’ signing by the Spanish giants in what could be a £71m move.
The Champions League winners unveiled another exciting new purchase in Toni Kroos on Thursday after his £20m move from Bayern Munich, but Rodriguez could go down as one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer if he does move.
Monaco appear to already be on the lookout for a replacement for Rodriguez, and are targeting Benfica attacker Rodrigo to come in for around £23.7m in the next few days as well.
The mega-rich Ligue 1 club spent heavily on players last summer and will surely do so again this year to make up for the departure of such an exciting young talent.