Carlo Ancelotti may have already won his first two matches in charge. But the Italian is ready to bring in reinforcements in the January transfer window. As he believes it’s essential to back his team’s challenge for the European spots. In line with what the reports suggested at the time of his arrival at Everton, he will have a war chest available. Ancelotti’s first real transfer interest is the Columbian captain, James Rodriguez.
The former Napoli boss has already coached Rodriguez at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. The Italian was very keen to bring Rodriguez at Napoli too, but he eventually failed in doing so. Though the Columbian’s situation at Santiago Bernabeu haven’t been improving. As he’s seen as surplus to requirements. Hence Ancelotti believes there is a chance that Real Madrid might part ways with the former Bayern Munich loanee in January itself.
They believe that the Columbian international can be available for a £43 million price tag. With Ancelotti wanting to pounce upon it. Spanish outlet El Desmarque have reported that various other clubs are interested in Rodriguez. Including the likes of Arsenal, Inter Milan, Roma and Marseille, but the Toffees are leading the race.
Though whether or not James Rodriguez wants to move to Everton is matter of uncertainty. As the club isn’t a part of the European spectrum like his various other previous employers. While he does likes the idea of working under Carlo Ancelotti, a manager who actually wants him. Still, Napoli was a more attractive project in comparison to Everton for him to be pursued by.
We understand that Real Madrid would want to wait till the summer transfer window to make any decision on James Rodriguez. The former Monaco player is returning from a long injury layoff. Hence with Isco and Gareth Bale not seen as favourites by Zinedine Zidane. And an ageing Luka Modric is reported to be on the move. In such a circumstance, Rodriguez might just have to chance to cement his position as the attacking outlet of Madrid’s midfield. While he can also be included in a deal for Paul Pogba to make an attractive offer for Manchester United.