James’ Decision Not To Leave Real Madrid, A Reason Pogba Can’t Join The Club.

James Rodriguez has surprisingly rescinded his earlier decision to leave Real Madrid, saying in a recent interview that he wants to stay at the club. The Columbia international footballer reveals he is determined more than ever, to be part of the success story at Los Blancos.

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James, 25, admits he’s aware of an €85m offer from a club wanting his services, but adds he’ll stay and fight for a chance to prove himself worthy of a first team action.

The boyish-looking footballer has, by his recent confirmation, squashed rumors linking him with a move from Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

It’s manly for the highly rated midfielder to have chosen to stay and fight for his reputation in the football world, instead of opting for an easy cash-spinning way, out of Madrid after a disappointing season on the bench.

The midfielder spoke with Marca saying: “I will fight to earn my place in Madrid. That’s my dream. I will stay at Madrid, I want to succeed here. I know the club has received an €85m bid for me, but I’m not leaving.”

Sad news for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba who has been widely speculated as Madrid’s next ‘big deal’. Marca adds that James’ decision to stick with Los Blancos is bad business for the France international.

Reports confirm that Madrid had hoped on scooping a huge paycheck on James, and using it–with a possible extra–in financing a world record transfer deal for the mercurial Juve midfielder.

Now the chance of bringing Pogba to the Spanish capital is lost but not really out of sight. Zinedine Zidane has reportedly asked him to exercise some patience so Madrid can arrange the transfer fee (€100m+) required to fund his move from Juventus.

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