James Rodriguez wants Everton departure

James Rodriguez wants Everton departure

Colombia international James Rodrigues wants to leave Everton barely a season after joining them from Real Madrid.

According to sports journalist Pipe Sierra, Jorge Mendes, James’ representative, has offered the Colombian to Napoli, Atletico Madrid, and Milan for a fee between €10m and €20m.

Despite Carlo Ancelotti's return to Real Madrid, a move to Laliga looks unlikely with the Italian having an array of talent to choose from in his new surrounding.

Ancelotti had worked with Rodriguez at both Bayern Munich and Madrid but a re-union is unlikely with the player said not to be impressed by how the club has taken time to appoint a successor.

Everton is yet to appoint a new manager despite the club set to resume pre-season training early in July with the club having been linked with a move for the likes of Rafa Benitez and Nuno Santo.

James was a revelation for Everton in the starting games lasts season but an injury had derailed his progress; the player who was left out of Colombia’s squad for the Copa America scored six goals and contributed five assists in 23 Premier League appearances for The Toffees last season.

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