Could Tottenham Hotspur have second chance at signing James Rodriguez?

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur were linked with the Real Madrid attacking midfielder during the summer transfer window.

Colombia's Radamel Falcao (L) celebrates with teammate James Rodriguez after scoring against Brazil during their 2018 World Cup football qualifier match, in Barranquilla, Colombia, on...

Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of landing their most ambitious target of the summer transfer window may be alive again, as James Rodriguez is reportedly close to heading back to Real Madrid.

Rodriguez left Madrid to join Bayern Munich in the summer, but his time in Germany has reportedly not gone according to plan.

The Sun now claim that he could return to Madrid ahead of schedule, and that could hand Spurs the chance to land the attacking midfielder.

Bayern Munich's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez  reacts during the German First division Bundesliga football match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western...

Los Blancos are believed to be looking to cash in on Rodriguez, and Tottenham are said to be one of the most interested clubs in the Spanish press.

Although the Colombian would be a player who would usually be out of Spurs’ price-range, due to his wage demands, a loan deal could suit both parties.

Rodriguez is looking to start afresh, and Spurs would be bringing proven quality to North London, if they could land him.

Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager celebrates his team's goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014...

Rodriguez may not have enjoyed the most productive of times recently, but he remains an outstanding talent.

And if there was any way for Pochettino to bring him to Spurs, even if only on a temporary move, it would be a hugely exciting signing for the Lilywhites.

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