4 Apr 2017

Confirmed: 'Liverpool' are trying to sign 'world-class' €70m superstar with 70 goals/assists in 102 games

Liverpool are reportedly considering a stunning move for 'world-class' Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, but is this just paper talk, or is there actually some veracity to this particular rumour?

In mid-March, The Mirror claimed:

"Liverpool are confident of landing James Rodriguez. The Reds have been chasing him for some time".

Soon after, an alleged source 'close' to Real Madrid claimed:

“Zidane is not satisfied with Rodriguez. The player also isn’t happy, and it now appears a move in the summer is very feasible.”

Don Balon then claimed:

"Madrid want to sell, and Liverpool are willing to pay the £50m fee that Florentino Perez is asking for".

Sounds exciting, but is it genuine? According to Spanish pundit Guillem Balague, Klopp's interest is real. When asked on Monday if 'Liverpool are keen on James Rodriguez', Balague insisted:

"Of course they are. Liverpool are realistic, and they realise James is looking for a different type of team. He knows Real want to get rid of him. He has offers from England".

Perhaps one of these 'offers' is from Liverpool? Despite his fringe status at the Bernabeu, Rodriguez's goals/assists record is still fantastic:

* Madrid: 70 goals/assists in 102 apps (One every 96 mins)

* CL Record: 12 goals/assists in 33 apps (One every 194 mins)

* Colombia: 29 goals/assists in 52 apps (One every 150 mins)

Unless there's another collapse, Liverpool are well-placed to finish in the top four, and Champions League football means that - in theory - the Reds will have an increased chance of signing players like €70m-rated Rodriguez.

That said, Liverpool qualified for the Champions League in 2014, and it made zero difference to the club's ability to attract top-class players. Jurgen Klopp will change all that, though...right?


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