Pekerman: James needs more games

Colombia boss Jose Pekerman is the latest to urge James Rodriguez to leave Real Madrid this summer in order to play more first-team football.

The 25-year-old has become a bit-part player at the Bernabeu and Pekerman’s comments follow on from the agent and father of James, who urged the former Porto and Monaco star to move away from the Spanish capital.

"It is incredible that a player of James' level doesn't play regularly,” Pekerman is quoted as saying by Marca.

"His performances, his quality and his numbers have been good. It's difficult to maintain that long-term, though, when you're in a situation which you have to change.

"I don't want to take responsibility for telling him what to do, but he knows what is required to resolve his situation and I have no doubts that the situation will improve one way or another.

"For the sake of the Colombian national team, it is always good for James to have continuity at club level."

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