Guillem Balague reveals all about Man United’s link to James Rodriguez

The La Liga expert claims that James Rodriguez isn't a number one transfer priority for Manchester United

Real Madrid duo James Rodriguez and Isco Photo: James Rodriguez/Instagram

Guillem Balague says Manchester United are favourites to sign James Rodriguez but has claimed that the Red Devils have other priorities in the summer transfer window.

The Colombia international’s future has been the source of relentless speculation throughout the 2016-17 season about where the midfielder could move in the summer.

Rodriguez has found his first-team opportunities limited under Zinedine Zidane after falling behind Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo in the pecking order.

The South American has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, although the midfielder will reportedly only move to Old Trafford if he gets the No10 shirt.

La Liga expert Balague has taken to Twitter to provide an update on Rodriguez ahead of the open of the summer transfer window.

Balague wrote: “On James. @CaracolRadio say his transfer to MUFC will be announced soon. His agents that MUFC are “favourites” to get him.

“But United, who have been offered the player, do not consider him a priority and have other targets for the same role James would fill.”

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Rodriguez has scored 28 goals in 76 games in La Liga in three seasons since the Colombian star moved to Real Madrid from Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco in the summer.

Manchester United signed four players in the summer transfer window.

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