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James set to end stint at Bayern this week

Bayern president comes clean about James' future with the club

May 27, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
While 'all options will be analyzed', Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already clarified the future of the Colombian ace.

James Rodríguez had a wonderful first season at Bayern. The second one was not as bright, to say it politely, and that will have an effect on his near future.

The Colombian ace never hit it off with coach Niko Kovac, who left him out of crucial Bundesliga games and got into a well-publicized argument with his footballer back in November. That, and his constant injuries, have forced Bayern not to exercise the buyout clause included in his two-year loan deal from Real Madrid.

Speaking at the team's title celebrations, Bayern's General Director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was pretty clear about the team's intentions when it comes to the Colombian's future. Even if he tried to be political, it is safe to say that Bayern will let Rodríguez return to the Spanish capital.

When asked about Bayern's alleged intention to buy the player and then cash in on a massive sale, Rummenigge ruled out that was going to be the choice by Die Roten.

"No, that is not Bayern's style of doing business. We don't want to enter the business of 'human trafficking' and take advantage of this situation. Bayern has never done such a thing," Rummenigge said.

Rodríguez $49M buyoyt clause expires on June 1, and Rummenigge does not believe that the South American playmaker will find the right amount of minutes he wants while at Bayern.

"He's a superstar and obviously he wants to play. We will have a meeting sometime this week and decide James' situation, and we will analyze all options on the table," Rummenigge added.

The 27-year-old playmaker scored seven goals and handed out 3 assists in 20 Bundesliga games this season. Unfortunately for the footballer, it doesn't seem that those numbers will save him from getting the chop and having to fly back to Madrid.

 

 

 


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