It is highly expected that World Cup star James Rodriguez will complete his mega money move to Real Madrid in the next few weeks. Rodriguez has been subjected to intense transfer speculation after being one of the best players in the World Cup 2014. Based on his exploits on, Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup where they were unlucky to be knocked out by Brazil. Rodriguez also finished the World Cup as the Golden Boot winner. After recently moving to Monaco for around £ 30 million, he could be set for another move in his career.
Several top clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United have been showing interest in the player. So far, Rodriguez has been tightlipped on the transfer rumours, but reports from Spain have stated that he is close to completing the £ 63 million move to Madrid. This would be a major disappointment for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal, who would have been hoping to build a team around him. At just 22 years of age, Rodriguez has the capability of play anywhere across the front three. For Colombia, he was used as the central figure in the absence of Radamel Falcao.
A move for £ 63 million will make Rodriguez one of the world’s most expensive players. Spanish tabloid AS has also claimed that the player has already agreed a yearly contract in the region of £ 8 million. Even though this figure is dwarfed by the earnings of players like Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, it would still be a handsome reward for the youngster. He clearly has a long way to go in football and Madrid appear to have sneaked ahead of the competition to secure him. This was important especially after failing to get Luis Suarez, who has decided to join archrivals Barcelona.