Colombian star James Rodriguez has finally put to bed rumours of his exit from the Bernabeu as he confirms that he will stay with Real Madrid.
Various media reports have linked the former FC Porto midfielder with a move to the premier league with Manchester United and Chelsea in battle for his services.Read Also | Copa del Rey: Rodriguez hits brace to sink Sevilla
But despite not having enough playing time under manager Zinedine Zidane, the player has resolved to stay and fight for his place in the team this season and won’t be leaving the club in the January transfer window.
"Now a new year has begun for me and I'm staying at Madrid," he said. "Everyone in the team wants to play all the time, and we all go through bad moments.
"I just want to play well when I have the chance and be able to do good things like I did today and help the team by scoring goals."
Rodriquez was in fantastic form on Wednesday night as he scored a brace to help Real Madrid to a 3-0 win in their Copa del Rey last-16 tie against Sevilla.MORE | EPL Wrap: Chelsea beaten by Spurs, Man United flourish