James Rodriguez seems to be on his way out of Everton. After a turbulent summer where tried to secure a move away from Merseyside but failed to engineer a move. The 30 year old’s future was a big talking point after Carlo Ancelotti left Everton in the summer.
The Toffees were chasing Luis Diaz from FC Porto and proposed a player plus cash deal which would see James Rodriguez move to Porto on a season long loan deal. Everton made one final push on transfer deadline day but an agreement couldn’t be reached and even James was unwilling to accept lower wages.
England’s transfer window closed on 31st August but the transfer window in Turkey remained open till 8th September. Istanbul Basaksehir made a last-ditch attempt to take the Colombian on loan with Everton already agreeing on a departure but Rodriguez didn’t find the idea of playing in Turkey appealing.
James Rodriguez is nearing Everton exit
It looked certain that James would stay with the club at least until January. Everton supporters geared up to see the former Real Madrid man back at Goodison but the player didn’t feature for the team as he lacked match fitness.
Now it appears James is on his way to Middle East with the Colombian first going to Dubai and now heading to Qatar to talk with an unnamed Qatari club. According to WinSports TV journalist Pipe Sierra, James has left Dubai where he underwent a medical and is now on his way to Qatar.
The Colombian will personally negotiate his contract with an unnamed club. Sierra adds that even though it is unconfirmed but the club could be Al Rayyan managed by Laurent Blanc. The Merseyside club has already accepted his departure and it is looking increasingly likely that the playmaker will spend rest of the season away from Everton.
The player is the highest paid player in the team pocketing £200,000 per week and Everton seem open to parting ways with the Colombian. The Toffees had to carefully navigate their way through Financial Fair Play in the summer which saw them spend only £1.7 million in the transfer window.
Is it a good move for James Rodriguez?