According to reports in The Independent, Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to sign out-of-favour Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is on the verge of completing an initial £75m deal to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, but with Wayne Rooney going the opposite away he is looking to sign a new number ten.
Rodriguez has fallen down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu and was left out of the squad for the Champions League final success against Juventus, despite scoring 11 goals and providing a further 13 assists in 33 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga winners.
United supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while some would definitely be keen to sign him and feel he would fit in well to the current team, others aren’t so keen on the idea.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Pogba Lukaku and Rodriguez is my wet dream make it happen Jose
— Demmock (@Lukzeh) July 7, 2017
Bring in James Rodriguez plsssssssssss.#MUFC
— IG Fresh_Prinx (@Pwill_carter) July 8, 2017
If #MUFC are looking to replace Wayne Rooney they shouldn't look any further than James Rodriguez…! He would fit in so well!
— Blessing Mashiloane (@ThatBlessing) July 8, 2017
Rodriguez should be our 10, he is a good team player, passer, goal scorer, dribbler & if not Perrera should fill the space. Thoughts #MUFC
— ♥adedoks' JNR♥ (@kunJNR) July 8, 2017
Ideal signings would be James Rodriguez and Fabinho. #MUFC
— Cody (@CodysGraphic) July 8, 2017
Dont want him, because we have Mkhi, Mata, Pereira, but can't be mad about it, we need a winger like Dembelé or Mahrez! ?
— Davi Luz Maia Sodré (@ddd_luz) July 8, 2017
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