James Rodriguez ‘staying at Bayern Munich until end of his loan at least’ amid interest from Arsenal and Napoli
- James Rodriguez looks set to remain at Bayern Munich until the summer
- Colombian playmaker is on a two-year loan deal in Germany from Real Madrid
- He had been linked with a move to Arsenal or Napoli during transfer window
- James has not played as frequently for Bayern under current boss Niko Kovac
The Colombian playmaker, 27, who is on a two-year loan at Bayern from Real Madrid, has not played as often under Niko Kovac this season.
James Rodriguez ‘ is set to remain at Bayern Munich until the end of his loan in the summer’
The Colombian star had been linked with Arsenal and Napoli during the current window
This led to suggestions he may be bound for Arsenal or Napoli during this month’s transfer window in order to play more regularly.
But, according to ESPN FC, James will remain at Bayern until his loan deal expires in the summer and could even extend his stay for next season.
The terms of his loan deal, made in the summer of 2017, include the option for Bayern to make the deal permanent for €42million (£37m).
James has struggled with injuries this season and hasn’t played as frequently for Bayern
James played well under Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti when at Real Madrid and Bayern
Rodriguez has scored three goals and contributed two assists in 12 outings for the Bavarian club this season.
He has a good working relationship with Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti from their time together at Real and Bayern, but a reunion doesn’t appear to be on the cards anytime soon.