In an interview with The Locker Room , where he spoke with Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United legend), James Rodríguez (28 years old) was quite clear about what happened during the summer transfer window in 2019. It is true he did not mention Atlético de Madrid directly, but assured that his desire was not to continue at Real Madrid.
“I’m not going to say names, but I had the option of going to a great team. I knew I wasn’t going to play much here. They didn’t let me go on different topics. I’m here because of the circumstances, not because I wanted to. I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to play much, but here I am. I hope I can play more in the future. I know I have talent and quality. With my work, I think it will be possible , ” said James. One question seems obvious: his continuity in the Santiago Bernabéu team is becoming increasingly complicated .