James Rodriguez: Colombian playmaker to remain at Real Madrid as Zidane makes U-turn

James Rodriguez: Colombian playmaker to remain at Real Madrid as Zidane makes U-turn

- James Rodriguez will not be leaving Real Madrid this summer

- Reports in Spain claim the Colombian playmaker is no longer up for sale

- Napoli were among top European clubs keeping vigil on Rodriguez

James Rodriguez, Colombian star, reportedly will remain with Real Madrid for the 2019-20 campaign.

According to Daily Mail citing Deportes COPE report, Los Blancos chiefs decided to have the playmaker in their squad after watching top European clubs queue up for the Colombian, even as the Zinedine Zidane’s tutored-side continue to struggle in their pre-season fixtures.

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Real Madrid have won just two out of seven pre-season games fixtures so far as French boss Zinedine Zidane faced various dispute in the summer.

The Frenchman reportedly attempted to offload Rodriguez in a bid to source fund to bankroll Paul Pogba’s switch from Manchester United Aside from his row with Gareth Bale.

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But Madrid-based radio station Deportes COPE reports: “Zidane has him (Rodriguez) and right now he is not in the market.”

At the last, the 28-year-old playmaker netted seven times along with six assists at Bayern Munich during his loan spell last campaign, ensuring the Bavarians won both the German Cup and Bundesliga silverware.

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Meanwhile, Zidane is still struggling to find the perfect formation for Real Madrid during pre-season, but could now switch attention to the attacking midfielder ahead of the La Liga opener away to Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Legit.ng reported earlier that Rodrygo, Real Madrid youngster, has been ruled out of action for about three weeks with a hamstring injury

According to a post on the Spanish giants’ official website, the 18-year-old forward will now sit out of La Liga opener this weekend, after sealing a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu from Brazilian side Santos this summer.

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