Speaking to The Sun after Colombia’s draw against Australia, James Rodriguez — who has a contract with Bayern Munich running until the summer of 2018/19 — denied the rumors of a sensational transfer to England. The forward expressed that he is happy at Bayern Munich and is currently not thinking about a move.
The Colombian has been linked with several Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool — many of whom were already in the race for the ex-Real Madrid playmaker before Bayern signed him in the summer on a 2 year loan deal. After arriving in Munich under Carlo Ancelotti, James went through almost the same experience that he had encountered during his days in Madrid under Zinedine Zidane. However, he is making regular appearances for Die Roten under Jupp Heynckes now and has already become an invaluable part of the club.
At Bayern I’m fine, I’m good at Bayern. In France (at Monaco) I was playing, now at Bayern I’m always playing and I think that’s good to arrive at the World Cup with a good rhythm.
James is thankful, in a way, for the tough time he had in Madrid, which he believes is what helped him get better:
What the not-so-good moments gave me at Real Madrid, I think they helped me grow. With time you learn to be calmer. I always want to be good, but with the time you also learn to be calm.
He also discussed Colombia’s chances as they travel to Russia in June after securing a victory against France and a draw against Australia:
We don’t have to think about it. We have to do our work, be calm and try to be better than the rest. You always dream with having a World Cup winners’ medal in your trophy cabinet, hopefully we can win it.