James Rodriguez’s future up in the air amid Arsenal links, says father

James Rodriguez’s foster father admits that the attacking midfielder’s future remains up in the air, per Marca.

Rodriguez is currently on loan at Bayern Munich but reports, from outlets such as The Independent, have asserted that Arsenal are interested in securing the Colombia international on another short-term deal this month.

What’s the word?

Rodriguez is at the centre of something of a tug of war right now.

Per The Independent, Arsenal are interested in securing his signature as they bid to bolster their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

The Independent also claim, however, that Real are interested in signing both Christian Eriksen and Eden Hazard this summer, deals that could leave Rodriguez surplus to requirements.

There is also a suggestion, per that report, that the player could be sent to Spurs to smooth over the potential signing of the Denmark international.

And, the player’s foster father, Juan Carlos Restrepo, admits that his son’s future remains up in the air amid interest from England.

“He is comfortable in Munich,” Restrepo told Marca.

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“I don’t have news about it, but there may be offers based on those rumours coming from England.”

He added: “Real Madrid are one of his loves, but unfortunately he had to look at a different course. However, that does not mean that he doesn’t love Los Blancos, an institution that allowed him to enjoy beautiful moments.

“Inside his heart, given that he is a fan of Real Madrid, he will contemplate the possibility of returning.

“Real Madrid own his rights and I imagine that if he has good performances then his return would be possible.”

Rodriguez may not hold the cards

Though he may think that he has a decision to make, the choice may eventually be out of his hands.

If Real secure the signings of Eriksen and Hazard there is little room in the club’s squad for another crafty playmaker.

A move to either Spurs or Arsenal would be bold and offer a chance for him to prove his worth in the Premier League, but, again, he may not get the final say.

If Real do want to include him in a part-exchange deal for Eriksen, thus minimising the monetary cost of any transfer, he may well have to smile, nod and pack his belongings.

The Colombian would then have the chance to prove Real wrong, and fill the void left by the brilliant Dane at the new White Hart Lane.

After all, it is about time that the 27-year-old started delivering on the potential he showed at the 2014 World Cup, when he earned himself his dream move to the Bernabeu.