A perfect marriage. Between James Rodriguez and Carlo Ancelotti, the union is cloudless. It’s no secret that the two men like each other a lot, they who have already collaborated three times together. The first time was during the Italian’s first visit to the Real Madrid bench. Arrived a year after him, in 2014, the Colombian played under his orders during his first season in the Merengue jersey. Author of 13 goals in 29 matches, he had performed well within Casa Blanca.
Already three collaborations with Ancelotti
Their second collaboration was shorter. Arrived in the form of a two-year loan with an option to buy on July 11, 2017, James Rodriguez saw Ancelotti get fired two months later, on September 28. After three years without working together, they reunited to their delight last year at Everton. And the former Monaco player did not hide it during his presentation, he came to the Toffees mainly thanks to their coach.
“I am convinced that with Carlo (Ancelotti) and the technical staff, we can accomplish great things and one of the big reasons why I signed is the presence of Carlo Ancelotti. I had a great time with him before at two different clubs. It was an important reason to sign here ”. But once again, the Colombian (26 matches, 6 goals and 8 assists) has been separated from his mentor.
James Rodriguez wants a change of scenery
Indeed, Carlo Ancelotti left Everton this summer to return to Real Madrid. A choice that will inevitably impact the future of James Rodriguez. Skysports explained yesterday that he was planning to leave this summer. What we can confirm to you. At the club, the English leaders are aware that the player wants to leave. This, while he is still under contract until 2022 and Everton has an option for an additional year. But the community seems determined to change direction.
And the possible arrival of Rafael Benitez on the bench of the Toffees would be one more argument since he had not agreed with the Spanish technician when he was at Real Madrid. Ready to satisfy the wishes of his client, Jorge Mendes, James’s agent, is active behind the scenes to find him a base. He is thus prospecting for Italy where his player is among the targets of AC Milan according to the Corriere della Serra.
A reunion with the Italian coach in Madrid?
Mendes would also have proposed his colt to Naples and Atlético de Madrid. Finally, a reunion with Carlo Ancelotti would also be possible. However, the main party had denied a return to the Spanish capital a few days ago. “Going back to Madrid with Ancelotti?” I don’t know but I don’t think so. We watch what’s going on. If I stay there for another year at Everton, that’s fine with me ”. But behind the scenes his speech is different.
The 29-year-old footballer is keen to leave and a comeback to the Merengues is not impossible. According to Gol Caracol, the Italian coach, who has always been able to be convincing with him, aims the Colombian to bring competition in the midfield. A compartment where solutions are lacking. In addition to knowing the coach well, James Rodriguez also has the advantage of knowing Casa Blanca and the players. After already three marriages, the Ancelotti-James duo could well unite once again, as always for better or for worse.