Ancelotti wants James Rodriguez at Everton

06 Jan 2020

Carlo Ancelotti has not lost faith in coaching James Rodriguez again, with the newly-appointed Everton boss looking to bring the Real Madrid playmaker to Goodison Park.

The Colombian playmaker has fully recovered from his left knee injury, yet he was left out of Zinedine Zidane‘s squad list for Los Blancos‘ 3-0 win away at Getafe on Saturday.

In fact, according to the British newspaper The Daily Mirror, Ancelotti has met with Everton‘s board on several occasions to state his desire to sign James, who he not only had at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich but who he also tried his hardest to bring to Napoli.

“The midfielder, who spent two seasons in Germany, has failed to make an impact since returning to the Santiago Bernabeu and is not part of coach Zidane‘s long-term plans,” the article reads.

“That’s why Everton believe they have a good chance of bringing the player to Merseyside, initially on loan.”

The only thing for certain is that there is still the second half of the season to come and James can be useful for Los Merengues.

Although he didn’t leave in the summer, Real Madrid felt like a player of his quality could still make a sizeable contribution.

Now, though, Ancelotti will hope that after missing out on James in the summer transfer window, he will be able to reunite with the Colombian at Everton.

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