Marca reported of interest from Arsenal in Real Madrid attacker James in March, while AS reported earlier this month that the Gunners are looking to sign the 29-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger.
The Colombia international has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid, and played just 419 minutes in La Liga and only 81 minutes in the Champions League for Los Blancos in 2019-20, according to WhoScored.
James told journalist Daniel Habif on YouTube, as translated and transcribed by The Manchester Evening News: “I’ve already been in several good leagues and the only thing missing is Serie A and the Premier League.
“You have to see where I want to go or where they want me to go. Going to England would be a good thing, it’s a top league.
“I too would like to know where I am going. It may take days or weeks until I know where I am going. I really don’t know. I want to go where I can play, where I am happy and where I feel loved by the whole world.”
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James may not be getting much playing time at Madrid and also had a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich, but the Colombian is a very good player who is creative and scores goals.
While the former AS Monaco star would make Mikel Arteta’s side better in attack, there are quite a few attack-minded players at the Gunners already.
Willian, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, has just moved to Arsenal on a free transfer, and Mesut Ozil is still at the Emirates Stadium.
However, James would give Arteta another good option in attack, and he would be a good replacement for Ozil if the Gunners are able to sell the German this summer.