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Everton: Rafael Benitez gives one last chance to James Rodriguez

The summer almost marked the end of the story between James Rodriguez and Everton. Precision is important because the transfer window is over but the Colombian is still evolving among the Toffees. Finally, rather he trains but has still not appeared on a first team scoresheet since Rafael Benitez took office during the offseason. It must be said that the arrival of the Spanish coach in place of Carlo Ancelotti has started to break something in the relationship between the Liverpool club and its 30-year-old playmaker.

It was the Italian who brought in the Colombian, in distress on the side of Real Madrid. Quickly, the attacking midfielder announced the color by explaining that he would not see himself at Everton this season. “People often ask me where I’m going to play. I don’t know, the truth is a very complicated question. We will see what happens. I don’t want to say yes or no, because I don’t know. I train well and hard. I don’t know where I’m going to play. In football as in life, we don’t know anything, ”he explained at the end of July.

Benitez already saw this as a thorny problem to be resolved. Quickly, the technician gave up on the former Monegasque. He wants people involved in his project. It was therefore necessary to find a way out for James Rodriguez, who did not find one. However, there were a few people on him because or put the rumors of an improbable return to Porto or Real Madrid, it is especially AC Milan and more recently İstanbul Başakşehir, as we revealed to you, which have arisen. looked at his situation. So here he is “stuck” at Everton, who is obviously ready to take a step towards him if we are to believe Rafa Benitez’s latest statements.

“James is training with the team and we obviously talked about his future. There are a few clubs interested. But he’s still there, he trains with the rest of his teammates. To be in good shape, he needs to chain matches. At the moment, he is a little behind the others. Every player is different and maybe in a match he can make a difference. If James stays with us, he’s going to have to show he’s involved and motivated. He will also have to meet the expectations of his teammates, staff and fans. He is able to do it, he can contribute to the team. This could well be a game-changer for the Colombian genius.

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