Sunday July 7 2019
Napoli confident for James

While reports in Colombia suggest Atletico Madrid have again intercepted James Rodriguez talks, Italian media remain confident he’ll join Napoli.

The deal has not yet been done, leading to speculation that Atletico Madrid would dive in and snatch the forward from neighbours Real Madrid.

Gol Caracol in Colombia claims Atleti are now the favourites for James Rodriguez, but multiple Italian sources are sure it’s just a matter of time for his Napoli transfer.

It’s a very complicated situation, as Napoli and Real Madrid are still discussing how to spread the €42m cost of the operation out – loan and option, loan and obligation, or cash upfront – and there’s the issue of image rights in his personal terms.