Real Madrid: "James needs to go where a coach wants him, not as a president's whim"

Colombian football legend Faustino Asprilla told Blu Radio: "Manchester United would be a good place for James, they're rebuilding the team for next season".

Real Madrid: "James needs to go where a coach wants him, not as a president's whim"

James Rodríguez is transfer-listed as Diario AS reported on 31 March. He doesn't figure in Zidane's plans and as his contract will expire in 2021, Real Madrid have to sell him this summer or run the risk of losing him on a free transfer next year - and that is not a particularly shrewd way of doing business for a player who cost 80 million euros. Juventus, Napoli, Manchester United and Everton are keen on taking the Colombian, who knows that he must starting looking for a new club.

James needs to be playing every week - Asprilla

Legendary Colombian player Faustino Asprilla was quite clear about where he thinks is the right place for James, as he told Blu Radio today: “James needs to go where he will play, a club where the coach has expressly asked for him and wants him in his team, not where he will be an impulse signing, bought on a whim by the president. With his talent, he could play anywhere,” Asprilla explained.

Manchester United is one of the clubs who have shown the most interest in signing James and Asprilla thinks that could be a good move for both parties: “United would be a good place for James - it's been a while since they have been winning trophies and they are thinking about strengthening the team for next season. They've got good players - like Juan Mata, who plays in a similar style to James, although he's a little more dynamic and attacking but I think James could easily fit into that side”.