clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: The agent for James Rodriguez is in Germany to negotiate a loan reversal

New, comments

Reports from Colombia indicate the “James goes back to Real Madrid” hysteria may have some substance.

AFP/Getty Images

Per a report by Gol Caracol, Jorge Mendes, the agent for James Rodriguez, is in Germany to negotiate a “reverse” on his loan to Bayern Munich that would free the Colombian to return to Real Madrid. Gol Caracol is a Colombian television program with an active website and Twitter account and not the prototypical, Real Madrid-influenced Spanish outlet.

The novel of James and Real Madrid has new chapter: the representative of the footballer is in Germany https://bit.ly/2LgI3tu #Video

In addition, a followup report from Gol Caracol, detailed why Real Madrid’s interest in James has sparked of late, which includes information derived from Spanish news outlets.

However, after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the situation changed completely. Julen Lopetegui, new coach of Real Madrid and the president of the entity, Florentino Pérez, want to have the Colombian as soon as possible. This was assured by different Spanish media. In fact, this Sunday that this is the same desire of James and therefore close friends of the Spanish coach have already communicated with the Colombian to direct both parties to a possible return.

The report acknowledges, however, the task of convincing Uli Hoeneß, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and Hasan Salihamidžić to let James leave his loan assignment early could be daunting. Like anything else, though, Bayern will surely have a price in mind where it would be willing to part with James.

Despite this, the same Spanish press said that the most difficult task has not yet been done: to convince Bayern Munich not only to buy James, but to dispense with him when by contract he still has one more season with the German club.

From Spain say that both James and Lopetegui have begun to perform this difficult task, although for the moment none of this has been confirmed by any party, and officially, James must return after his vacation to the preseason of Bayern Munich.


The first assertion most Bayern fans have on these reports is that they are pure rubbish. That may be true, but the persistence of these rumors and the varying leaks coming from James’ camp and also the Real Madrid camp (via their designated media outlets) does indicate that there is at least some thought about a move back to Madrid for James.

Tomorrow would usually be about the time where Hoeneß takes to the mic to utter definitive statements about the future of any player engulfed in this many transfer rumblings. Perhaps that will come Sunday or even early next week depending on what is going on behind the scenes with this developing story.

As they say, however, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”