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James Rodriguez has been let down by Bayern’s lack of “confidence and trust”

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With all apologies to Pearl Jam, James reportedly wants a state of love and trust that Bayern Munich cannot provide.

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Per Spanish outlet Marca, Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez is feeling a bit let down by the club because of the lack of “confidence and trust” that he has been shown. That assertion by the 27-year-old Colombia international reportedly has him looking forward to a return to Real Madrid (as short-lived as it may eventually turn out to be).

James Rodriquez is willing away his final few months as a Bayern Munich player as he no longer wishes to remain in Germany. In addition, it is widely believed that the Bavarians will not activate the buy-out clause of 42 million euros in his contract to make his deal permanent. As things stand, it looks like the Colombian star will be heading back to his parent club, Real Madrid. Rodriquez is thought to be pushing for a move back to Madrid after he feels let down at the lack of confidence and trust that the German club has shown him.

Marca assessed James’ performances this season as “rather lackluster”, but also noting that “injuries have hindered his progress.” In 28 games across all competitions this season, James has seven goals and six assists, which is not bad production, but certainly not as much as a player like James would want for output.

Many have defended him by referring to the string of injuries that he has been plagued by, but it is clear for everyone to see that he no longer wants to stay at the club.

Marca does not cite any quotes from James or even attribute anything to his camp, but this is just the latest in a long time of pieces originating from Spain that imply that James wants out of Bavaria.


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James has waffled for the better part of a year-and-a-half on whether or not he actually wants to stay in Munich, but now things look they are officially trending toward an exit. While Marca implies some reasons on why James may want to leave, the consistent theme of James wanting to leave rang through the piece steadily. James’ departure from Germany looks more and more likely by the day.

While Los Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane has not always seen eye-to-eye with James, the Real Madrid boss will have to decide whether or not he wants to make it work this time around with the 27-year-old star. Will Zidane try to repair his relationship with James or will Madrid look to flip the Colombian for a profit? Whatever happens, James will likely find out soon if Real Madrid has the same “trust and confidence” issues with him that he felt with Bayern.

With his latest calf injury forcing an early exit from Sunday’s disappointing draw with FC Nurnberg, perhaps it might be best for all parties if James rides out his final days in Bavaria in the shadows, instead of on the pitch.