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James Rodriguez wants a return to Real Madrid

German Bundesliga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/10/2017

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James Rodriguez wants a return to Real Madrid following the sack of Carlo Ancelotti by Bayern Munich hierarchy last month.

James was signed from Monaco after an impressive World Cup outing with Colombia in Brazil three years ago.

The attacking midfielder was impressive in his first season under Ancelotti, but struggled for playing time under coach Zinedine Zidane and was allowed to leave on loan after series of unimpressive display and he re-united with his former boss, Ancelotti at Bayern Munich where he was expected to re-ignite his career.

But, Unfortunately for James his Boss was sacked, and according to Spanish website Diario Gol, Rodriguez wants to return to Real Madrid.

He was short of options during the summer transfer when the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United never made any concrete bid despite showing interest, which propelled his move to Bayern Munich.

According to Report in Spanish daily, Diario Gol the Colombian international is unhappy with life in Munich and the departure of Ancelotti is just one of the reasons and he is also made some complains about the climate.

He also feels isolated, having split from his wife Daniela Ospina, meaning he is only truly happy when on international duty.

As a result, Rodriguez wants to return to Spain and have his loan spell in Bavaria cut short.

The report also adds Real Madrid is confident that, if he did return, they could sell him for good next term.

With the World Cup in Russia taking place at the end of the season, it would give the 26-year-old the perfect platform to showcase his talent.

Meanwhile, Colombia manager Jose Pekerman said earlier this week that he had to reassure Rodriguez after Ancelotti's Bayern sacking.

"I'm not surprised by Ancelotti's departure, one could see Bayern had some problems during the beginning of this season," Pekerman said.

"You could feel they weren't comfortable at work.

"We spoke about it also with James. I asked him to be calm, because he was going to a great club, no matter the fact that the coach that was with him in Real Madrid and took him there… he was there thanks to his condition, to his capacities, because Bayern Munich, beyond the coach, saw a player that could bring a lot to the team.

"[I asked him] not to be conditioned by a situation because he had to do what the club expected."

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