Arsenal are reportedly lining up a loan move for the winger, but Tottenham Hotspur must enter the race.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Arsenal have the opportunity to sign James Rodriguez on a six-month loan deal, as long as they repay the remaining £3 million that Real Madrid are owed by Bayern Munich, and Tottenham should surely be challenging their bitter rivals for the winger.

The Colombian has found himself down the pecking order at Bayern this season, having made just five Bundesliga starts for the Bavarian giants.

The Daily Mail claims that Bayern are willing to cut Rodriguez’s loan short, as long as Arsenal cough up the remaining £3 million that Madrid are owed.

Tottenham should swoop in and spoil the party for Arsenal, however.

The 27-year-old can play anywhere along the front-line, and he is one of the most technically gifted players in world football.

With Harry Kane and Lucas Moura currently both out injured, and Heung-Min Son set to miss at least three games this month whilst away on international duty, Spurs are desperate for more fire-power in the attacking department, and Rodriguez would be just the ticket.

The Colombia international plays with a certain kind of energy, pace and directness that makes him ideally suited to Mauricio Pochettino’s setup at Tottenham, and the opportunity to sign him on a short-term deal for just £3 million is surely one that Daniel Levy cannot afford to miss out on.

Funds are limited at Spurs, and it is not often that a two-time Champions League winner with Rodriguez’s quality becomes available for such a reasonable fee.

Even if it is just for six months, Tottenham must move for the Real Madrid-owned ace. It could turn out to be a signing that makes all the difference for them during the second half of the season.

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