February 04, 2018

Bayern will decide James future

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After the arrival of Jupp Heynckes, James Rodriguez has settled down as a fundamental player for Bayern Munich but there is still uncertainty over his future at the Bundesliga club.

The Colombia international joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid in the summer and has not looked back since, featuring 22 times in all compeitions and scoring four goals and providing seven assists - all of which have come in the German league.

However, speculation following the move has suggested that Florentino Perez and the Madrid board hold the key to stopping Rodriguez joining the Bundesliga leaders permanently.

According to 'Marca' on Sunday, that doesn't appear to be the case though. After analysing the 31-page contract between the 26-year-old and his former and current clubs, which were revealed by 'Football Leaks', the Spanish newspaper has been unable to find a clause which states that 'Los Blancos' can recall the attacking midfielder if they see fit.

In a similar way, Heynckes cannot sign the player permanently this summer either. It means that Bayern hold all the cards when deciding the future of Rodriguez at the end of the two-year loan, although the Colombian will have some say too.

Head coach Heynckes will be glad that they have at least another year-and-a-half with the midfielder, having said recently: "I see James comfortable, every day is better and it shows that he feels incredibly happy here. I am happy with his performance and I hope he is even better in the future".


After the arrival of Jupp Heynckes, James Rodriguez has settled down as a fundamental player for Bayern Munich but there is still uncertainty over his future at the Bundesliga club.

The Colombia international joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid in the summer and has not looked back since, featuring 22 times in all compeitions and scoring four goals and providing seven assists - all of which have come in the German league.

However, speculation following the move has suggested that Florentino Perez and the Madrid board hold the key to stopping Rodriguez joining the Bundesliga leaders permanently.

According to 'Marca' on Sunday, that doesn't appear to be the case though. After analysing the 31-page contract between the 26-year-old and his former and current clubs, which were revealed by 'Football Leaks', the Spanish newspaper has been unable to find a clause which states that 'Los Blancos' can recall the attacking midfielder if they see fit.

In a similar way, Heynckes cannot sign the player permanently this summer either. It means that Bayern hold all the cards when deciding the future of Rodriguez at the end of the two-year loan, although the Colombian will have some say too.

Head coach Heynckes will be glad that they have at least another year-and-a-half with the midfielder, having said recently: "I see James comfortable, every day is better and it shows that he feels incredibly happy here. I am happy with his performance and I hope he is even better in the future".