Everton are reportedly monitoring James Rodriguez’ situation at Real Madrid as they eye an ambitious move for the Colombian creator.
This summer transfer window is set to be a busy one for The Toffees as they desperately try to bridge the gap between themselves and the top six teams of the Premier League.
Carlo Ancelotti seems to have huge plans during the transfer period, with big names already being linked to the club, even before the window has opened.
One of these names is Real Madrid and Columbia superstar James Rodriguez. Once again, the player is being linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, since struggling for first team action after his last move from AS Monaco for an undisclosed fee in July 2014.
According to @diarioas – Real Madrid's current priority is to sell before they buy, with the club hoping to shift 5 names listed as potential outgoings: Gareth Bale, Mariano Diaz, James Rodriguez and Lucas Vazquez are all on the market to be sold. pic.twitter.com/SDYXRcSgQD
— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) May 2, 2020
According to Mundo Deportivo, Everton have been monitoring the players situation, and reports suggest that Real Madrid will listen to offers of around £35m (€40m) for the Columbia play-maker.
Carlo Ancelotti knows the player well from their time together at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and even tried to sign the player again whilst at Napoli.
Ancelotti must see Rodriguez as a key player no matter which club he is at, but what will he bring to Everton should the deal go though.
It is evident that Everton are in desperate need of a number 10 who can unlock defences and score goals, having drawn seven games and five of their 12 losses have been by only one goal so far this season.
Something that a player like Rodriguez could provide for The Toffees.
Although his performances for Real Madrid failed to live up to the form, he showed at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A performance that enabled him to pick up the Goal of the Tournament award and guided Columbia to the Quarter Finals.
With the wealth of experience that he has developed from working with the best players in the world and the backing of Ancelotti, this could be a smart decision for The Toffees.