James Rodríguez has gone down the pecking order, the once promising Colombian midfielder is at a crossroads as Everton is looking to offload Rodríguez and his high salary. The former Real Madrid midfielder arrived at Goodison Park last season and made 23 appearances and scored 6 goals for Everton in the Premier League.
James Rodríguez is reportedly on Everton books for £4,680,000, a high salary considering the return of investment which was filled with inconsistency and injuries during his first season at the club. Now according to reports out of the BBC, Everton would be more than willing to part with the Colombian if the right deal came along.
Those reports have indicated that a Turkish club would be willing to acquire James Rodríguez on loan and pay a portion of his salary during the course of the season. The transfer would need to be done by Wednesday the latest. Find out who is the Turkish team after James Rodríguez.
Istanbul Basaksehir looking to bring in James Rodríguez on loan
According to the BBC report, second to last place Istanbul Basaksehir is keen on bringing in the Colombian midfielder and pay a portion of his wages. Everton’s new manager Rafa Benítez is not completely sold on the Colombian and would prefer other options, so Everton seem okay to execute the deal.
James Rodríguez has experienced a sort of fall from grace after a stint at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. His time at Everton has not lived up to expectations and he is currently off of the Colombian national team.
It is reported that the move can be executed if James Rodríguez accepts the loan, but just how much he would want to play for a near bottom of the table club in Turkey remains to be seen. James Rodríguez was the subject to a move to MLS last year and while that did not materialize it could still happen in the future.