Reported Liverpool target James Rodriguez will not be staying at Bayern Munich, where he has been on loan for the last two seasons, according to the German giant’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Bayern have the option of signing the Colombian on a permanent deal from Real Madrid, and even if they had no intention of keeping him, could make a profit on the transfer fee if the price was right.
According to The Mirror, Bayern would need to pay £37 million to make the move a permanent one. You would think they would then be able to move him on for more. Rummenigge, though, has insisted that they will not do that.
Speaking to Spanish outlet AS, he said: “That’s not the style of Bayern. We don’t want to do human trafficking, to push something elsewhere to make some money. FC Bayern has never been that way.”
If Bayern are not interested in James, Real could make him available for a very cheap fee in the current transfer market climate.
With the Reds on the lookout for a creative midfielder also capable of playing in the front three, James could be an option to pursue.
The South American has 15 goals and 20 assists in 67 matches in Germany and he certainly has shown world-class ability at times during his career so far.