Wolverhampton’s pursuit of James Rodriguez suffers major blow

    Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez has reportedly made a decision over his future amid speculations linking him with a move to the Premier League

    Rodriguez has failed to impose himself to Zinedine Zidane, let alone become a permanent fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu, clocking up just 13 appearances in all competitions this season.

    The Colombian playmaker’s future lies overseas in all likelihood, with Everton and Wolverhampton showing desire to lure him to the Premier League this summer.

    Wolves have enjoyed two impressive league campaigns since returning to the top-flight under Nuno Espirito Santo and also remain in contention for the Europa League title.

    The club’s current Premier League status, as well as their continental rise, has made them a charming destination, and they lean upon it to attract stars to Molineux.

    But, as per the British outlet, Birmingham Live, Rodriguez is keen to team up with his former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park and is set to turn down Wolves to reunite with the Italian manager at the end of the season.

    The 28-year-old’s most successful period in the Spanish capital was under Ancelotti, who also tried to capture the Colombian’s signature during his time at Napoli.

    They seem to be meant to work together again, as the former Bayern Munich man intends to force his way out of Real Madrid in the summer for regular first-team action at Everton.

    Despite a lack of game time, Los Blancos value their out-of-favor attacking midfielder at £45million, which may be the only road bump the Toffees would need to overcome to get a deal done.

    Another potential reason for Ancelotti to be wary of when it comes to this pursuit is his side’s struggle to qualify for UEFA competition, as they currently trail seventh-placed Sheffield United by six points.

    Everton’s hopes of securing European football diminished after they failed to pick up a win in three consecutive league matches before the coronavirus outbreak (D1, L2).

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