Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge expects James Rodriguez to leave Everton before the transfer window slams shut next week.
The Colombia international went on to score six goals and register nine assists during his debut campaign on the Toffees’ books, but injuries resulted in the winger being restricted to just 26 appearances.
It appears the 30-year-old is surplus to requirements following a summer of change which saw Rafa Benitez replace Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout.
Bridge believes the former Bayern Munich loanee is set to depart the club less than 12 months after walking through the door.
He told Football FanCast: “Rafa Benitez doesn’t want James Rodriguez there.
“What a fall from grace that is. A year ago he was Everton’s best player and in everyone’s fantasy teams but now he doesn’t want to play for Everton. They’ve got a big problem.”