The future of James Rodriguez might be on for a new twist following a recent interest from Atletico Madrid. According to Spanish publication, Marca, Atletico are ready to compete with Napoli for Roriguez’s signature this summer.
However, Los Rojiblancos still need more time before making an offer as Simeone’s men are waiting to sell Antoine Griezmann. This situation apparently what changed the previous scenario.
Knowing that Los Rojiblancos are keen on signing him, Rodriguez, is also taking his time for the time being. Despite Napoli’s strong attempt in signing him, the Colombian reportedly is more keen on Atleti’s offer.
The Colombian international seemingly rather see himself continue playing in La Liga instead of joining Partenopei. Playing for Atletico also potentially a chance to get completely out of his deal with Madrid.
Diego Simeone’s side reportedly can afford to pay the money Los Blancos keen on getting this summer. Meanwhile, Napoli’s deal was essentially another loan with an option agreement.
This situation is apparently one of the reasoning behind Rodriguez’s decision in lacking any news about his future. Moreover, playing in a league he already knew certainly is better than having to start things over again.
However, it remain as to be seen on what final decision Rodriguez will eventually make this summer. For now, he is still a Los Blancos player with potential of moving to either Napoli or Atletico.