Everton midfielder James Rodriguez could be on his way back to Real Madrid this summer.
According to reports, Carlo Ancelotti is asking for the Colombian midfielder, and Real Madrid are considering a move for him at the request of their new coach.
The newly appointed Real Madrid manager is looking to add more depth to his midfield options, and he has identified Rodriguez as a potential target.
Ancelotti is a big fan of the Colombian attacking midfielder, and he was the one who brought Rodriguez to Real Madrid in the first place.
Furthermore, the Italian manager took Rodriguez with him to Bayern Munich on a loan deal, and he was the one who signed the Colombian for Everton as well.
If Real Madrid manage to sign the 29-year-old this summer, it would be Rodriguez’s fourth reunion with Ancelotti.
The Colombian had a reasonably good debut season with Everton in the Premier League, and it will be interesting to see if the Toffees are willing to cash in on him this summer.
Apparently, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reluctant to bring the midfielder back, but Rodriguez is ready to take a pay cut in order to move to Santiago Bernabeu.
Everton have been linked with a move for the former Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez, and Rodriguez has played under the Spaniard at Santiago Bernabeu. The 29-year-old struggled under Benitez, and if the 61-year-old takes over at Goodison Park, he might be keen on an exit.