James to make Madrid return

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez will reportedly make his comeback from injury against Granada this weekend.

The 23-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining a metatarsal fracture during Los Blancos’ visit of Sevilla on February 4, but both Marca and AS claim he is in perfect condition after pulling through a practice match between first-team regulars and squad members in training.

Subsequently, he is set to be thrown into the Madrid XI on Sunday, taking the place of Isco in central midfield, although Carlo Ancelotti is only prepared to give the Colombia international a run-out for an hour.

Madrid’s record without James does not make for good reading, winning just four and losing as many of their nine matches.

An €80m arrival from Monaco last summer, James scored eight goals and laid off seven assists for the capital giants prior to his setback two months ago.

Tags James Rodriguez