James Rodriguez reveals he’s ready to leave Qatar and return to European football

James Rodriguez wants to return to European football.

The Colombian footballer, speaking in comments carried by Fabrizio Romano, revealed that there’s a good chance he could be on the move and leave the Middle East this summer.

“The transfer market will open soon, we’ll see,” the former Real Madrid man said. “Returning to elite football is a serious possibility. Let’s see who wants my left foot again.”

James, 30, is currently playing in Qatar. He joined Al-Rayyan during the summer of 2021 after a season playing for Carlo Ancelotti at Everton. He left Goodison Park when Ancelotti’s successor, Rafa Benitez, made it clear he could move on.

James has since provided five goals and seven assists in the 15 games he’s played for the Qatari outfit but seems to be ready to return to European football.

He made 135 appearances for Madrid during his time in the Spanish capital, contributing 37 goals and 42 assists, and has also represented Porto, Bayern Munich and Monaco in Europe.

James is a Colombian international with 24 goals in 86 senior caps for his country but he won’t be going to the World Cup in his current country of residence. Colombia didn’t qualify for Qatar.

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