Colombia great: Manchester United? James Rodriguez would fit in anywhere

Colombia great: Manchester United? James Rodriguez would fit in anywhere

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Colombia great Carlos Valderrama says James Rodriguez is good enough to succeed anywhere if the midfielder chooses to walk away from Real Madrid at the end of the La Liga season.

James has been relentlessly touted with moves away from Madrid for some time, and links to Manchester United have intensified as the campaign draws to a close.

Since joining Los Blancos from AS Monaco after a starring role for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup, 25-year-old James’ standing at Madrid has fluctuated.

However, in the latter stages of the campaign, James has found himself included in the club’s best XI by manager Zinedine Zidane.

Rumours persist though, and 110-times capped former Colombia international Valderrama, who James has often been likened to, insisted the midfielder would be a success in any league.

“Every time James Rodriguez plays, he delivers. Every time he delivers for the team,” Valderrama said.

“That’s not his fault, it’s the manager’s. I know it’s the manager who decides, but James always delivers. He could be the key to victory.

“James is ready and delivering. He’s doing what’s required of him.

“It’s down to the manager who plays and who stays on the bench.

“James can play for every club in the world. He’s talented enough to succeed anywhere.”

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