In the midst of the Premier League turmoil at Everton, Colombian James Rodriguez is closer than ever to a move from England to Italy. According to Rudy Galetti, the 30-year-old attacking midfielder is currently training on the bangs of the Toffees squad, and will not be called up for the first league match against Southampton. James Rodriguez is urged to find a club before the deadline of the summer mercato, that is to say August 31 and is pushing to join AC Milan through his agent, the influential Jorge Mendes. Everything could accelerate in the next few days.
AC Milan Mercato: James Rodriguez, imminent departure from Everton
The star of the Cafeteros is very unhappy with the departure of the Italian Carlo Ancelotti from the Everton bench, who was his mentor in England as well as at Real Madrid. The attacking midfielder feels the end is coming at the Toffees with the arrival of Rafael Benitez at the head of the club, and is currently training on the fringe of the professional group, a sign of a deep rift between the two parties. If his departure is in the papers of his agent Jorge Mendes, the number 1 destination has always been the same, AC Milan.
The Portuguese is pushing the Rossoneri to quickly reach an agreement for his player. James had recently told his fans on the online platform Twitch, that Italy was a league where he would like to play, “I’ve already played in Portugal (Porto), Spain (Real Madrid), France (Monaco), Germany (Bayern Munich) and England (Everton), I feel that Serie A is missing, it would be a good choice.” The Colombian says he is even ready to lower his salary to fit into the financial plans of the Lombard club. For its part, Milan, which will record the signing of the Parisian titi Yacine Adli, takes its time to analyze the case. Jorge Mendes has regular meetings with Paulo Maldini in order to find a common agreement.