Tottenham must seize opportunity to sign James Rodriguez

Colombian football player James Rodriguez heads the ball during a training session at Metropolitano de Techo stadium on June 02, 2019 in Bogota, Colombia.

The Real Madrid ace would be an excellent addition for Tottenham Hotspur.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham were so close to achieving glory this season, but they fell just short, and their fine run to the Champions League final will now quickly be forgotten.

Spurs have not won a major trophy since their 2008 League Cup triumph, and the longer that that wait goes on, the more pressure will be heaped on Mauricio Pochettino and his players.

In order to prevent that from happening, the Argentine needs to bolster his ranks sufficiently this summer, and the addition of another world-class attacking midfielder will surely be featuring highly on his wish-list, especially with Christian Eriksen's future up in the air.

 

Real Madrid are leading the chase to sign the Dane, according to the Sun, and with just one year remaining on his current deal it would be no surprise to see him leave north London this summer.

And with this in mind, Tottenham should make a bold move for Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez, with Bayern Munich set to confirm that they will not be making his loan move permanent, according to German publication Kicker.

The Colombia international, 27, joined Madrid five years ago for around £63 million (BBC Sport), and since then he has racked up an impressive 35 goals and 76 assists in 178 combined appearances for Los Blancos and Bayern.

Colombian football star James Rodriguez attends a press conference in Bogota on December 20, 2018. (Photo by Juan BARRETO

Rodriguez possesses that X-factor that Tottenham currently lack, and he could make all the difference of them in the big games next season.

The former Porto and Monaco ace possesses exceptional technical ability, can play anywhere along the front-line or even in midfield, and with two Champions League medals to his name, he has extensive experience in winning the very biggest trophies.

Madrid will surely be keen to move him on, however, as they look to fund deals for Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and maybe even Mo Salah, and Spurs must seize the opportunity to sign a world-class player for what would probably be a fairly reasonable price.

James Rodriguez of Bayern Muenchen passes during a training session prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final first leg match against Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on...

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