From every indication, super-agent Jorge Mendes is the man to ensure Man United secure the signature of James Rodriguez from Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid this summer window.

The Red Devils are in a contest for James Rodriguez against the North London club, Arsenal, and will bank on the player’s agent to play a major role.

James Rodriguez has been out of favour at Real Madrid and he has been speculated to be given the marching order but that is yet to happen as he is yet to secure a good deal.

With Man United hoping to rebuild the team and get back to glory days, James Rodriguez will not be a bad idea for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the fact that he has not been the player he used to be for the past years.

Man United are aware of the numerous suitors for James Rodriguez and will not give it any chance as Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Atletico Madrid, and Arsenal are also keen.

At 29, James Rodriguez will not be a burden financially as he has not even been at his best which makes him a good deal for any of the suitors but it is yet to be known if he will return to his best again.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.