According to Spanish news outfit Marca, Real Madrid-owned Bayern Munich attacking-midfielder James Rodriguez has now obtained a Spanish passport meaning the Colombian ace won’t make Real’s available slots for foreign players, should he return to Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Per the report, it’s further stress that teams in La Liga Santander are only able to register just three non-EU players in their ranks thus seeing James ineligible to make the list.
Los Blancos’ overhaul plans for next season doesn’t seem to be affected by James’ situation, although, it’s not as if they are planning on having him in their ranks after Zinedine Zidane made his return to the dugout early last month.
James joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy back in the summer of 2017 as he had fallen down the pecking order under Zidane, and he even missed out in the club’s match-day squad ahead of the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff against Juventus.
Real Madrid’s growing link Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard is a clear sign James is no longer in the club’s plan for the foreseeable future and Arsenal should looks to take advantage of this situation.
James, however, doesn’t seem to enjoy playing life with Bayern and should welcome chances of plying his trade in the Premier League with Tottenham where he would be guarantee first-team football.
The Gunners are set to be without Aaron Ramsey at the end of the season who had agreed to join Serie A champions Juventus and talks about a replacement is yet to surface.
Arsenal have known to bee a long-time admirer of the Colombian ace and while the Premier League looks his most likely destination next season, it will be in the club’s best interest to make a move for the two-time Champions League winner,
To be sincere, not all Arsenal fans are cool about the fact of losing Ramsey to Juventus when the season ends but in James, – currently rated at £56m – it will be a like-for-like replacement for one of Unai Emery’s star players.