English Premier League side West Ham have been sensationally linked with a move for Real Madrid player James Rodriguez.
The Columbian captain has suffered from active football action at Real Madrid of late, especially since current coach Zinedine Zidane took over. The player impressed at the World Cup prompting the Spanish giant to sign him for 80 million Euros.
Since 2014 the player has had mixed spells at the club and is believed to be increasingly frustrated at his lack of playing chances. Despite the European success the club attained, the player didn’t contribute much as he was left on the bench during the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. The player is understood to be willing to leave the Bernabeu as his place at the club is not certain.
A lot of clubs are interested in signing the player and the player is likely to accede to any of the clubs as he is not guaranteed first team football even in the forthcoming season. Manchester United, Chelsea and even Paris St. Germain have been linked to the player but popular sports news publication Marca claims that West Ham have now joined in the expanding list of clubs keen on the services of the player.
It remains unclear if the club would match the transfer fee of 80 million Euros which is the price tag of the player by the Spanish club. The club has a good lease agreement at the Olympic Stadium so the annual financial requirements have been slashed. This means the club have the funds to get the player and would offer him a play maker status with regular first team action but analysts doubt that the player would agree to the move in the face of offers from other top clubs.