James Rodriguez Insists He’s Staying At Real Madrid

James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez insists he is determined to stay and fight for his place at Real Madrid after revealing that the club received a huge offer for him earlier this summer.

There has been speculation that the 25-year-old Colombian star could be surplus to requirements with the Spanish giants, but he revealed that he will be staying at Real – despite the club received a £71m bid from an unnamed team.

Speaking to Marca, Rodriguez said of his future at the European champions: “I will fight to earn my place. That’s my dream. I will stay at Real Madrid, I will succeed here.

James Rodriguez


“I know that the club received an €85m (£71m) bid for me, but I’m not leaving.”

After a hugely successful debut campaign at the Bernabeu in which he managed 13 goals and 13 assists, Rodriguez struggled to break into the starting line-up last season
Manager Zidane insists he remains a valuable asset to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has not offered Rodriguez any guarantees

“The idea with James is the same as with everyone else – he’s a Real Madrid player,” said Zidane.

I’m not going to tell you that James is a starter. He’s an important player. We’ll see what happens this year, I have a big squad and it’s complicated.

“I have to play the most competitive side I can and I’ll do the same thing this season, that’s my responsibility.”