Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez is eyeing up a move to Manchester United this summer, according to Spanish media outlet Don Balon (via The Manchester Evening News).
The future of the Colombian captain has been subject to speculation for a while now, with the likes of United and Chelsea repeatedly linked with a move for the 25-year-old over the past nine months or so.
And that’s because he has seen his gametime in the Spanish capital reduce over the past few years, going from 46 appearances in his debut season back in 2014 to just 24 so far this term.
And now, according to Don Balon, he has told his agent that he wants to quit the Bernabeu this summer in favour of a move to Mourinho’s United.
The Red Devils have been overly reliant on the goals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season, with the Swede their top-scorer with 27 in all competitions, 17 more than the next best Juan Mata.
So it’s clear that Mourinho needs to reinforce his attacking options in the summer, and Rodriguez has proven for both club and country that he knows exactly where the back of the net is.
The 25-year-old has scored 31 goals in just 102 games for Real Madrid, on top of his 32 in 107 matches for Porto earlier in his career, while his record at international level is also impressive, scoring 19 times in just 54 caps for Colombia.
There’s no doubt that Rodriguez has the quality and talent to help United, and at 25 years of age, he is entering his peak years, and will be looking for that next big break which Mourinho could give him at Old Trafford.