James Rodriguez has said ’20 days’ is enough for him to decide his future, but leveled it all down to Real Madrid after Atletico Madrid intercepted the Napoli deal.
James,27 was widely expected to join Napoli and his former Real and Bayern Munich Coach Carlo Ancelotti, but reports in Spain from Cadena Ser and Onda Cero suggest Atleti are significantly stepping up their efforts for his services.
And James speaking after Colombia’s Copa America elimination on penalties against Chile said ”I have 20 days to think about my future”.
”It all depends on Real Madrid. The people there make the decisions, I can’t do anything.”
The Colombian attacking midfielder has had the past two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, but the Bavarians declined to exercise their option to buy, sending him back to Madrid.
However, an earlier report had claimed that Colombia’s Copa America exit would allow Napoli to bring the announcement forward, but James seems to be in no rush.
The Partenopei are offering a loan with obligation to buy that would spread out the cost of the operation, but Real Madrid would prefer the cash upfront.