James Rodriguez can permanently move to Bayern Munich with David Alaba switch to Real Madrid
James Rodriguez’s injury during the latest edition of World Cup left him on the bench. Colombian star failed to dazzle with his feet this time as he did at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Last night he watched his country get eliminated at last 16 round on penalties against England. It also jeopardized his club future at his parent club Real Madrid. There are reports in Spain that Rodriguez will be permanently moved to Bayern Munich with Bavarian player David Alaba’s switch to Real Madrid.
Diario Gol reports, “Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wanted Rodriguez return to Santiago Bernabeu this summer as he performed well on loan to Bayern, but his failure at World Cup has brought change in his mind. Now, the president wants to discuss business with Bayern Munich of a possible switch of stars. He has asked David Alaba’s availability for a possible switch of James Rodriguez plus 20 millions.”
Alaba is highly rated by Real Madrid. He can play as a leftt-back, central-defender, defensive midfielder and on wing as well to join the attack. There were previous talk of acquiring Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alacantara, or Joshu Kimmich as well, but none of them materialized. Now, the focus has shifted to Alaba and La Liga giant is confident to pull the strings.
David Alaba’s arrival will allow Real Madrid to sell Jesus Vallejo to Getafe, and he’ll employed as back-up of Marcelo in left-back position when defensive duties will be priority.
However, Bayern Munich won’t be happy to rate James Rodriguez for €80 million. The same amount Real Madrid paid to Monaco to acquire the player. David Alaba will cost anywhere around €40 to €50 million, and plus €20 million will make Rodriguez’s deal dearer for them. They would be happy to get him in exchange of Alaba with no extra cost incurred to them.