Insider: Man United likely to sign Real Madrid star this summer

Manchester United are the favourites to sign James Rodriguez this summer, according to Guillem Balague

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Manchester United are the favourites to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer, according to Guillem Balague.

Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of players in the summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho looks to prepare his squad for his second campaign at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are likely to be linked with some of European football’s top stars and Rodriguez’s future at Real Madrid beyond the summer appears to be in doubt.

And Spanish football expert Balague feels that Manchester United are the favourites to land the Colombian attacker because of a variety of factors.

Balague told Sky Sports: “James is wanted by many teams in Europe, and for me Manchester United are the favourites to get him.

“His agent is Jorge Mendes who is very close to Jose Mourinho. He is the kind of player who instead of going to a club that is guaranteed to win the title next season, would be willing to help a team on the up, and Manchester United with the investment coming in the summer should be contenders for everything.

“Although it’s one thing to be contenders and another thing to win.”

The 25-year-old has only started 12 La Liga games so far this season.

He has scored 11 goals and made eight assists in all competitions for his club.

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Manchester United were one of the Premier League’s busiest clubs in the summer transfer window last year as they brought in Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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