According to widespread reports, Manchester United have ‘agreed a deal’ to sign Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez. The Colombian has been widely linked with a move to Old Trafford after an indifferent three years at Santiago Bernabeu following his £71m move in the summer of 2014.
Now it appears a deal to take the former Monaco man is edging closer to signing for Manchester United, with Yahoo Sport via Independent claimed United have already promised the ace that he will wear our No. 10 jersey next season.
The report went on claiming that James will be handed the No. 10 shirt that is set to be vacated by Wayne Rooney in the coming weeks adds intriguing part to the story, with the level of detail in their story suggesting they may have been briefed on the fine details of negotiations by someone close to the deal.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that United are in talks to sign James, after he offered up a lingering wave to Real Madrid fans as he left the field in their final home game of the season against Sevilla last Sunday, sparking suggestions that he will be making a big-money move this summer.
Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on James moving to United, while Colombian radio station Radio Caracol are claiming the James’s move to United will be confirmed once Real Madrid play their final La Liga game of the season on Sunday.
Any move for James would be finalized by super-agent Jorge Mendes, who also lists United manager Jose Mourinho among his current clients.