With all the news dominated by the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, we thought it be a welcome break to focus on the beautiful game, even after the recent calamitous Sergio Ramos dive in the Champions League final in order to get Juan Cuadrado sent off when Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff at the weekend.
Well, that helped ensure that Real Madrid would score another goal late on, with Alvaro Morata getting on the score sheet in the last minutes of the match. So much so, for anyone predicting a betted scoreline of 3-1 you could say, because of Sergio Ramos’s blatantly latin form of “cheat diving”. You know, the “old fall like a tree and clutch your face” trick in order to persuade the referee into administering the red card? That’s what we mean by “cheat diving”.
Anyway, what has been notable in Zinedine Zidane’s time at Real Madrid is that they are still an unstoppable force, perhaps now more than ever, but one thing that Zidane doesn’t do is play Central Attacking Midfield maestro James Rodriguez. You know the extremely marketable and inexplicably talented Colombian who set the world of football alight in the FIFA World Cup in 2014, by becoming the Golden Boot winner from Midfield within scoring six goals in five games up until the Quarter Finals. Then of course, afterwards he joined the “Galacticos” at the age of 23 years old from AS Monaco. So, let’s now marvel at this remarkable player who cannot get a look into the Real Madrid side, presumably because his attacking style in the central attacking midfield position, clashes with the attacking talents of Cristiano Ronaldo, well according to Zinedine Zidane anyways.
So now, it would be apt that James Rodriguez would move in the opposite direction that Cristiano Ronaldo once moved, this time from Real Madrid to Manchester United, because he would be the ideal fit to inject that much needed central attacking prowess that the Red Devils need so badly.
If the hugely popular Football Manager (game used by Managers for scouting new players) game is anything to go by, we once played with Manchester United on the game in the FM2014 version with Manchester United prior to the World Cup in 2014, and guess what? We bought James Rodriguez for the Red Devils and he fit in like a glove in the CAM position and dominated in the Premier League, leading the side to the Premier League title more than once.
So, Jose Mourinho should have been focusing on “James” ahead of Antoine Griezmann in the first place, who has now stated that he will stay at Atletico Madrid due to a transfer embargo set upon them until January 2018, making him reluctant to leave his club “high and dry” ahead of next season.
Apart from Manchester United, there will be countless other teams that are highly interested in this forgotten and shunned genius nicknamed “James” and he looks set to be at the top of the shopping list for many sides. Apart from him, another target Manchester United will be interested in; is the before mentioned Alvaro Morata, but there’s no way Real Madrid will ever let him leave, so it’s best that the Red Devils at least seal up the transfer for James Rodriguez and as soon as possible, if they intend to challenge for the Premier League title next season.
If Manchester United don’t snap him up quickly, sides like Bayern Munich or Juventus could step in very rapidly. Perhaps, this should send Jose Mourinho an additional memo to seal that deal asap!
Braistain, over and out!
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