A surprising confession came from former Real Madrid star , James Rodriguez. The Colombian player admitted that his club had arranged for him to choose a new club when he wanted to leave.
In his confession, James Rodriguez almost moved to a city club, namely Atletico Madrid. However , the move did not materialize because Real Madrid canceled .
This incident occurred in 2019. At that time James Rodriguez, who had one year remaining on his contract, planned to leave Madrid because he did not get a place in Zinedine Zidane’s squad.
Then James reportedly attracted Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone wants to bring the former FC Porto player to the Wanda Metropolitano.
However, until the transfer window closed, the transfer did not become a reality. The playmaker was forced to stay at Real Madrid until his contract expired.
Recently James opened his voice regarding the transfer. He confirmed that at that time he almost moved to Atletico Madrid.
“Yes, the transfer [to Atletico Madrid] is almost complete. I want my family to be close to me, and the deal is almost done,” he explained.
“The deal was suddenly canceled because Real Madrid at that time did not allow me to leave,” he said.
Until finally in 2020, James could really leave Real Madrid. Not Atletico Madrid, but moved to England to join Everton. But he only had one season at Everton. Because last year he moved to Al-Rayyan in the Qatar League.