Manchester United are considering a staggering £60 million bid for World Cup golden boot winner James Rodriguez in an attempt to beat Real Madrid to his signature, according to the Daily Express.
Rodriguez set the World Cup alight, scoring six goals in five matches to finish the tournament as top scorer. The 22-year-old was a massive outsider to out score the worlds biggest names in Brazil, priced at 100/1 before a ball was kicked. This has led to strong interest from Europe’s biggest clubs, including Spanish giants Real Madrid. But new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has put the young Colombian at the top of his wish list.
Monaco are set to cash in on their new star asset – but not before a potential bidding war ensures they maximise their return. Rodriguez has spoken of his desire to play for Los Blancos but the Red Devils are hoping a huge money deal will tempt him into a move to the Premier League.
The former Porto midfielder joined the Ligue 1 side for €45 million in May 2013. Now Monaco are set to double their money in just a year. Rodriguez, equally happy playing down either wing, is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the world. United are eager to see him hone his talents at Old Trafford as they attempt to propel themselves back to the top of the football pyramid.