James Rodriguez open to permanent Bayern Munich stay

Colombia international James Rodriguez has dismissed the ongoing speculation over his future by citing that he is content at Bayern Munich. The attacker is presently in the second year of his two-season-long loan spell from Real Madrid but there have been reports suggesting that he could be re-called to cover the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking to reporters, Rodriguez clarified that he has no plans to returning to the Bernabeu with his focus presently on succeeding with the German champions, he said: “I think my future is here. There are a lot of rumours, they talk about a lot of clubs, but right now I'm thinking about Bayern Munich. When I look back at my first year at Bayern I am very happy. This year I want to win more trophies and also be a big help to the team.

Meanwhile, when quizzed about his long-term future, Rodriguez welcomed the possibility of a permanent stay with the Bavarian giants after experiencing a relatively good debut season last term, he added: “Yeah, why not? Bayern are a big club, a top club also.I'm good here, and why not stay here for years? I think it's a good option.”

Based on Rodriguez’s comments, Los Blancos seem to have no chance of convincing him over a comeback and it will be interesting to see whether they would recruit a replacement for Ronaldo before the transfer deadline. Most-recently, the European champions announced the arrival of teenage forward Vinicius Junior from Fluminense but the teenager may not be tasked with a starting rolenext term unless he copes with the intensity of European football.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been the player, who has been widely tipped to take up the left-wing duties next term but so far, there has not been much progress in terms of agreeing on a transfer fee. The West London giants are adamant that the attacker is not for sale this summer and Los Blancos may need to part with a world-record sum of at least £200m to test the Blues’ resolve.

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