Monday August 26 2019
James to Napoli all-but-off

James Rodriguez’s proposed move to Napoli is all-but-off after the Real Madrid midfielder suffered a calf injury.

James was a surprise starter for Madrid as they laboured to a 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid at the weekend.

However, the Colombian lasted just 57 minutes and Los Blancos announced on Monday that he picked up an injury to his right calf.

The injury is the 16th in the last three years for Rodriguez, which may explain their insistence on a loan deal with an option to buy.

The extent of his issue now remains to be seen, with just a week of the transfer window left.

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