The Colombian is set to rejoin with Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli after his Bayern Munich spell, according to Radio CRC. Rodriguez will leave Real Madrid once more and try out the Serie A.
Los Blancos have agreed to 10 million euros loan move and want to include a clause that would force Napoli to purchase James at the end of the loan for 40 million euros. The Italians hope to beat the price down to 30 million euros.
According to Il Mattino, Italian news outlet, Ancelotti is interested in adding James to his side. He’s even contacted the player’s agent Jorge Mendes who has allegedly confirmed the Colombian international ‘can see himself playing at Napoli’.
The deal could be pulled through for a number of reasons – Bayern did not use the buy-out clause, Zidane doesn’t seem to be okay with having the 27-year-old in his 37-man squad and, last but not the least, Madrid have to sell to avoid breaching FIFA financial fair play rules.
Fabian Ruiz, Napoli’s midfielder would personally love to have Colombian on the squad:
“Playing with great players is always better,” he told Sky in Italy. I think Rodrigo (another Napoli’s target) is a great striker, every team would like to have him and I would be very happy if he came to us. Both he and James are great names. They would be welcome in Naples.”