Borrowing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid is a permanent issue at FC Bavaria Munich. Does he leave the record master in the summer? Is he staying? The coming months promise excitement.
Twelve minutes against Hoffenheim, 16 minutes against Stuttgart- James Rodriguez is not in the mood for this role as an aristocrat. With the start of the first English week of the year, the proud Colombian is finally hoping for the first starting eleven in the back round.
“They will all return to their assignments. For James, this is the same as for everyone else,”said Coach Niko Kovac before the game on Saturday (15:30 o’clock) at Bayer Leverkusen.
The DFB Cup continues on Wednesday at Hertha BSC’s eighth finals, Next Saturday, in the Bundesliga, the home game against FC Schalke 04.
The World Cup goalkeeper from Real Madrid to the end of the season is playing for his future. The German football record champion has not yet decided whether to take the 42 million euro expensive purchase option from the 2017-committed midfielder.
“Of course” James has already signalled that he wants to stay, Kovac said this year. But with every banking minute the mood of the 27-year-old continues to decrease. Even the only 471 minutes in the round in which he had to pause injured did not taste at all.
Rummenigge outputs himself as a James “fan”
“I think we all want to see James regularly in the place. But that’s for the coach to decide. I have to say openly and honestly: I like the player very much,”said Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.”I like the player very much.” I’m a big fan of his. We all know what kind of qualities he has in the club. It will be crucial that it is the best decision for him and for us.”
The Munich people do not have the pressure for this decision. One will look back and then “draw the right conclusions,” said Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic. He is one who can be truly world-class if he is in shape.”
The Bavarian calculus should affect not only James’performance and planning, but also the further Munich activities on the Trans-Farm Market.
Candidates such as the converted Callum Hudson-Odoi (FC Chelsea) or Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), who brought himself into conversation, would the offer in Mittelfeld and Offensive continue to increase.
James at FC Bayern delayed several times?
James’chances of betting in Leverkusen on Saturday could have been increased by Thiago’s Blessur. The Spaniard was absent on Thursday due to muscular problems in training, Kovac does not want to take a risk with the middle fielder as well as with Franck Ribbey and Arjen Robben after their injuries.
“James plays passes, which may not otherwise be played by anyone on the team and has a great flank”, Thomas Muller was a teammate at the training camp. There was a tasting at the 3:1 in Hoffenheim, when Joker James entered the final stage with a no-look pass.
The previous week, before the 4:1 against Stuttgart, James was a candidate for the starting eleven. At the time, rumors of an alleged delay made the rounds, attracting Kovac to smile.
“First of all, I cannot confirm this at all. I’m not the one standing anywhere at the doors watching when someone comes,”said the coach. Moreover, one has nothing to do with the other, Kovac said: “I value what I see on the training ground. These are the only criteria that matter to me. Of course, discipline is one of them, but I don’t think we need to raise a topic here.”