James Rodriguez played his last home match as a Real Madrid player last night. When coach Zinedine Zidane decided to take him off the pitch, the Colombian midfielder received an standing ovation from the fans at the Bernabeu as he bid farewell to the crowd.
Los Blancos will ask for €75 million to let the player go this summer and big clubs in the British Premier League like Manchester United and Chelsea will try to sign him, according to a report from MARCA.
James has spent three seasons with Real Madrid. His debut campaign with the club was spectacular but he was never an undisputed starter for Rafa Benitez or Zinedine Zidane. While some could blame both coaches for James' lack of minutes, both Benitez and Zidane tried to give James chances early on their tenures and the midfielder never performed well enough to grant him a role as a starter.
His career as a Real Madrid player will almost surely be over as soon as the season ends and he could still be an important weapon for the club on the last three games Los Blancos have to play.