Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has announced that the club will decide whether or not to keep James Rodriguez on a permanent basis
The Colombia international arrived at the Allianz Arena from Real Madrid on a two-year loan and has made an instant impact in his debut season in the Bundesliga.
However, ever since Carlo Ancelotti’s departure, the 27-year-old has fallen out of favor, with Niko Kovac often leaving him on the bench this term.
The Italian tactician is eager to work with his former playmaker again, as he looks to lure him to Napoli this summer.
Meanwhile, the Bavarians are still considering the possibility of making his deal permanent although James seems closer to Real Madrid return.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the reigning German champions will make a decision on Rodriguez’s future in the coming days.
“We will sit down next week and decide what we are going to do.
“[Buying him to sell him for a profit] is not the Bayern way. We don’t want to do human trafficking, to push something elsewhere to make some money. Bayern have never done anything of the sort and we never will.”
Zinedine Zidane doesn’t see the former AS Monaco man as part of his plans for the future, which is why he is likely to go elsewhere once the transfer window reopens.