James Rodriguez ‘on the verge of joining Everton’ with Carlo Ancelotti playing key role in convincing Real Madrid outcast to make the move
- James Rodriguez appears set to join Premier League side Everton this summer
- The Colombian has been out of favour at the Bernabeu for a number of years
- It is reported that the role of Carlo Ancelotti has been key to a potential deal
Despite being handed chances to impress by Zinedine Zidane, it is now clear his future remains away from the LaLiga champions, and Goodison Park could prove his unlikely destination.
James Rodriguez is on the verge of joining Everton, according to reports in Spain
According to Marca, Rodriguez is on the brink of making a move to Merseyside, with Thursday’s front page making a nod to the deal being completed imminently.
It follows the news earlier this week that the Toffees had been handed the chance to sign the 29-year-old, who has just one year left on his current deal at the Bernabeu.
Rodriguez has played under current Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti at both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, with a strong working relationship previously appearing to hold a great deal of weight for the Colombian.
Ancelotti’s priorities during this transfer window actually remain at centre back and defensive midfield.
The club are targeting both Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan from Watford and Napoli respectively to solve their issue in midfield.
According to Marca, Carlo Ancelotti has played a key role in convincing the Colombian