Atletico Madrid close to sensational James Rodriguez swoop

James Rodriguez could become an unlikely, but sensational, move for Atletico Madrid as the club close to seal a transfer that will bring him to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

The Colombian wants to stay and live in Madrid, while Los Rojiblancos are fond of the player’s quality, he himself is keen on the move across town.

Atletico are close to completing James’ signing from Real Madrid, with his current club the only obstacle standing in the way.

It did look as if James would be on his way to Napoli, but the player has reigned in his interest in that move, as he is determined to push through a switch to Atletico.

Having spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, James isn’t part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans at Real Madrid and Los Blancos are willing to cash in on him this summer.