James should move – stepfather

The stepfather of James Rodriguez has urged the playmaker to leave Real Madrid this summer in order to gain more first-team football.

Juan Carlos Restrepo was questioned about the former Porto and Monaco star’s future amid links to a host of clubs including Manchester United, Inter, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.

“I like to watch my son playing but these are decisions that he has to make,” Restrepo explained on Onda Cero.

“If it were up to me, I would tell him to look for [a team] where he can play, where they value him more. But we have to think that Real Madrid are a top team and have treated him very well.

"The footballer is special, he is not happy if he is not on the pitch. I guess he had the illusion of playing the Champions League final but these are the circumstances. We have to accept them and keep working.

"I'm not aware [of his plans] because I respect the professionals who are around James.

“I do not ask what conversations he's had [with other clubs] but if it depended on me, I want to see him on the pitch. A talent like James has to be on the pitch.”

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