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Should Tottenham consider splashing out £28 million for South American ace once compared to Messi?
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham continues to be linked with a wide variety of players and one of those, according to a variety of media outlets, has been Real Madrid star, James Rodriguez.

Rodriguez time at Real has not been a success and the Colombian did not set the world alight when he was sent out on loan to Bayern Munich, however, he is undeniably a top talent.

The 28-year-old probably has one last big move ahead of him and his options are narrowing, he has tried his luck in La Liga and the Bundesliga and you have to think that a move to the Premier League would represent an attractive option for the midfielder.

There is, however, one huge fly in the ointment and that is Jose Mourinho. According to earlier reports the pair have not had the best of relationships and in fact, Rodriguez was once reported to have refused to return to the Bernabeau from Germany if Mourinho made a return to the club he had previously managed..

Whether any of these rumours are true or not is up for debate but at a valuation of just £28 million, Rodriguez should surely be one to consider.

This is a player that the Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez compared to Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, albeit that was a good six years ago.

All things considered, if Mourinho and Rodriguez can work together and Real are willing to sell, which they appear to be, then Tottenham could do a lot worse than sign the highly regarded midfielder.

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gazza
gazza
1 year ago

So Spurs should spend 3M more than its entire transfer budget to import a fella who hasn’t been successful at any other club?

Cincy Spur
Cincy Spur
1 year ago

NOOO! he wasn’t good enough for La Liga or Germany. Please do not gamble on him. We need someone who is less of a gamble……. Wait Levy will buy him nevermind.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

No to James, bought on the strength of a good showing at a World Cup, done zilch since.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Agreed, but Dele or Rodriguez as a 10?

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago

Damien Comolli has written today that major European clubs will use the weakness in the transfer market where some players for sale will be available for between a 50% and 75% discount to their previous value. They will be able to plan for the future and build great teams for several seasons to come in a heavily discounted transfer market. Not only that, but agents fees will be sharply reduced as well. Now would be the time to step into the breach for Tottenham and for once display some imagination and determination. Alas, we are controlled by a control freak, with the mind of a turgid second rate accountant. Perversely, Joe Lewis made the bulk of his money taking risk.

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