Man United’s deal for James Rodriguez allegedly hijacked by Juventus

Rodriguez to Man Utd

Manchester United have recently lost out on long-term transfer target Renato Sanches to Bayern Munich. It seems this weeks events have not taught them a lesson as it appears history will repeat itself.

This time it is Real Madrid midfielder, Rodriguez whose agent has held ‘secret talks’ with Juventus with the hopes of finalizing a move. Rodriguez has struggled for game time with Real Madrid this season, making just 31 appearances across all competitions and missing out  on important fixtures. Most notably Champions league ties against Manchester city whereby Jese and Vasquez where preferred.

The Spanish giants are understood to be willing to listen to offers for a region of £50-£60 million after just two years at the club. The 24-year-old could be on the move this summer with Juventus leading the pack to his signature.

Life for the Colombian international has fizzled out following a stellar debut season last campaign. It appears the Bernabeu side are not to bothered about his past performances and are looking to cash in this summer, with manager Zinedine Zidane seemingly deeming him surplus to requirements.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with the Colombian international for months now as they look to bring him to the Premier League.

However, according to OK Diario, the Red Devils are not alone in their pursuit of the star midfielder as they have to battle with Juventus for his signature. The Italian champions are understood to have already held a secret meeting earlier this week with the player ahead of a possible summer swoop. It appears United a moving too slow and could lose out if they don’t get it together.
Rodriguez joined Real for £60m after a stellar 2014 World Cup in Brazil for Colombia that led them to the quarter-finals. Despite their exit he still managed to nick 6 goals and was the tournaments top goal-scorer.

To add to the fuel, the Colombian has put his luxurious mansion on the market. It will apparently be available for a towering  £13,400-a-month. It seems the Colombian is all but ready to leave.

It seems almost certain Madrid are willing to let Rodriguez leave after freezing out the player. The question remains, will United manage to beat off interest from other clubs to sign him?