James Rodriguez was heavily linked with a Premier League move prior to his £64m move from Monaco to Real Madrid after the 2014 World Cup.
However, the last two-plus years haven’t exactly gone to plan for the Colombian midfielder, especially under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.
This season, the 25-year-old has started just eight games total in La Liga and the Champions League combined and has had to settled for primarily cameo roles off the bench for the last 12 months.
Speaking after Real’s 3-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday night, a game Rodriguez started but did not complete the 90 mins, he stated that he wants to stay at the club for the long-term.
“‘I think that everything is fine, the Real is a great club and I always wanted to play here. The good and bad times always come, but I want to stay here long (term),” Rodriguez is quoted as saying by the Metro.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with a move to bring the former Porto star to the Premier League in the summer but it seems he’s determined to see out his future in Madrid.