Real Madrid star wants Man United move – Mourinho won’t pay more than £34.8m

Real Madrid playmaker wants a move to Manchester United but Jose Mourinho is not willing to pay the fee needed to bring the star to Old Trafford, according to Spanish source Diario Gol.

The Colombia international is seemingly surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu and looks highly likely to leave Zinedine Zidane’s men in search of regular football this summer.

The report suggests that United and Inter Milan are both keen to sign Rodriguez this summer, but that the Premier League side will not pay more than €40 million (£34.8 million) for the South American.

The Italians on the other hand are willing to do whatever it takes to land the Colombian as their sumer marquee signing and are ready to outbid United.

Plenty of new faces are expected at Old Trafford this summer, with Mourinho looking to add proven performers to his squad in a bid to fight for major silverware next season.

Rodriguez is undoubtedly talented but has struggled for time on the pitch in 2016-17, starting only 13 La Liga games for Zidane’s side this season.

The South American has been relegated to a fringe figure due to the form of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Isco, while Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo dominate the starting berths further forward.

Rodriguez’s addition would offer United a player with exemplary technique and vision, with the playmaker similar in style to the likes of Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

However, with hopes of luring Antoine Griezmann to United and countless other players linked, it remains to be seen just how far Mourinho’s transfer budget will stretch this summer.

With Inter seemingly in the driving seat to land Rodriguez, the future of Ivan Perisic, who has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, could well have a big impact on both teams’ financial means.

While the Colombia international may want a move to United, Madrid chairman Florentino Perez will surely sell him to the highest bidder – which at this time looks likely to be Inter.

11 Comments on Real Madrid star wants Man United move – Mourinho won’t pay more than £34.8m

  1. James was very good player only use attacking side,defense no,Manchester side is perfect signing

  2. Id much rather United sign James than the overrated Perisic, we have to remember that so many of these stories are made up or exaggerated and I’m hoping that the supposed interest in Perisic is a case in point but it seems he was after Willain and JM is keen on specialists so perhaps there is more credence to the link than I’d like there to be?

    I’m sure that JM would love to be in a position to hoover up as many top quality players as possible and he may feel he has to grab hold of one or two that aren’t his absolute top priorities because they will improve the overall quality of the squad; unlike Perisic, James is a top player yet to reach his peak, and, if it were me managing the club, I would insist that any deal with Real for de Gea be dependent upon getting James and at least £20m; we arent exactly short in the attacking midfield positions though with Pogba, Mhki and Mata and Andreas Pereira pushing for a first team spot next season.

    JM will have very specific targets as well as several back ups in mind but the point made about how far the budget will stretch is a valid one and, given the impact that injuries and rearranged games had on the end of season run in surely JM will prioritise the title and Champions League over the domestic cups next season and therefore not add more numbers to the squad but make more use of the academy players. With Tuanzebe and Fosu-Mensah in the pipe line I think eventually JM would like to have upgrades for Smalling, Jones, Darmian, Blind, Shaw and possibly Rojo in place by the start of the 2018/19 season, but it would be far too disruptive to do it over the course of this transfer window and pre season. Rojo might not be the same player when he recovers from his injury and Darmian and Blind’s versatility might well see them survive for at least one more season. I don’t see United buying more than four or five senior squad players; I expect those to be a LB, a CB, a DM and two attacking players. I’m not sure how he would accommodate both of them (and keep Rashford and Martial happy) but Griezmann AND Lukaku would guarentee goals which is the main thing JM will want to add to the squad next season. Everton have a bigger budget now and a player plus cash deal for Lukaku would probably suit all parties with Rooney going the other way…..fingers crossed!

  3. woodword has not been active in any transfer market,he should learn how to act fast please,united has a lot of games to play this season and we need more guys that can add throphy to our club, he should work on this list please, ivan perisic,victor lindelof,micheal keane,james rodriguez,renato sanches,mendy,ross beckley,eric dier and lukaku.@least we need like players from this list. thanks

  4. If Madrid can’t sell James to us for that price then José should get another player for that price but you shouldn’t sell De Gea to them until they agree to the price you put on the table for him.

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