Real Madrid to Complete €90m Signing of Colombian Youngster James Rodriguez Within 48 Hours

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AS Monaco set to accepte Bernabeu bid.

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Real Madrid are reportedly very close to securing the summer signing of Colombian James Rodriguez with L’Equipe suggesting a deal could be completed very soon.

AS Monaco are set to accept the Bernabeu side’s €90m (£71m) bid for the 22 year old attacker, who finished the 2014 World Cup finals as top-scorer, and arguably was more deserving of the player of the tournament award than eventual, surprise, winner Lionel Messi.

Such a deal would see the Ligue 1 side secure an instant profit on a player they brought in for €45m (£36m) last summer and the principality side have already identified Benfica striker Rodrigo as a potential replacement for the former FC Porto star.

Real Madrid completed the signing of German midfielder Toni Kroos earlier this week and Carlo Ancelotti is no doubt keen to continue their summer spending in view of Barcelona’s capture of Liverpool star Luis Suarez.

Rodriguez may well be viewed as part of a possible three pronged attack with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, though it’s not instantly obvious as to how all three can be accommodated as well as current first choice central striker Karim Benzema.

Rodriguez completed his move to AS Monaco after three successful seasons in the Primeira Liga and finished last term as the leading assist maker in the French top tier.

This source claims a deal looks set to take place as early as this coming Monday.

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