Man United emerge as favourites to sign Real Madrid star James Rodriguez

When James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup and subsequently earned a big-money move to Real Madrid, many predicted the Colombian international would become one of the beautiful game’s most dominant entities.

But as is often the case with ‘Galactico’ additions, Rodriguez has struggled to truly establish himself at the Bernabeu, making only 70 La Liga appearances over the last two-and-a-half seasons – including just eight starts so far this season.

The idea of Rodriguez ditching the Spanish capital for the Premier League is nothing new and after being issued just seven minutes’ worth of game-time from the bench as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final earlier this week, 888Sport have slashed the odds on such a scenario.

Whilst their safest odds are still him staying at Real Madrid at 1/2, Manchester United have emerged as the likeliest club to sign the South American at 3/1. Following some way behind are Liverpool and Manchester at 13/2 and Liverpool at 10/1.

A shock switch to Real’s rivals Barcelona, meanwhile, is priced at 30/1.