Man United hope to sign top 25-year-old in cheaper deal later this summer – report
Manchester United are still hoping to sign James Rodriguez but are prepared to wait for his price to drop, according to reports
Manchester United are prepared to wait for Real Madrid to drop James Rodriguez’s asking price closer to transfer deadline day, according to reports in the English media.
The Daily Express is reporting that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will reduce the attacking midfielder’s price tag at the last minute if no suitors appear for the Colombia international.
The same article states that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain appear to be the most likely destinations for the South American playmaker in the 2017 summer transfer window.
The Champions League holders are hoping to recoup most of the £65m transfer fee that Real Madrid paid Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in 2014 following Rodriguez’s excellent performances at the World Cup.
Manchester United have only signed Sweden international Victor Lindelof in the summer transfer window so far after agreeing a £30.7m fee with Portuguese champions Benfica.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but still managed to qualify for the Champions League after a 2-0 win against Ajax in the Europa League final.
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