Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti dismisses James Rodriguez exit talks

James Rodriguez-Everton

Reports emerged that the Colombian wants to leave the Toffees after just one season.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has brushed away James Rodriguez‘s exit links, stating that the Colombian has no problem and feels happy at the Merseyside club.

James moved to Goodison Park last summer from Real Madrid, and his impact was felt straightaway in his debut season as he helped Toffees embark on an impressive run at the start.

However, The Blues’ went through a purple patch, which coincided with James’s struggles, eventually leading to his exit links.

Now, the Toffees boss Ancelotti has addressed the Colombian international’s transfer speculations, stating that he is more motivated than ever.

The Italian boss said,

“Oh, he’s ok. He has no problem.”

“I talk to him every day; he’s happy here. He’s confident, motivated.

“He had a little problem in the last few games with his calf, but now he’s in good condition. He really feels good here because everyone takes care of him, and that’s it.

“I don’t know if he complains about the weather, but we know it’s not the best weather ever! But there are a lot of things good in this area.”

The 29-year-old, who has been struggling with his fitness of late, was named in the starting eleven against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. He had an impressive game as he set up Richarlison’s opener and helped the Toffees beat Jurgen Klopp’s men 2-0. The victory was also a memorable one as the Toffees registered their first win at Anfield over two decades.