James Rodriguez wants to leave Everton following Ancelotti exit

James Rodriguez wants to leave Everton this summer following the departure of manager Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid.

Rodriguez signed for Everton on a free transfer from Real Madrid last summer and enjoyed a bright start to his Premier League career, though saw his debut campaign on Merseyside disrupted by a series of injuries throughout the campaign.


The 29-year-old was lured to Goodison Park by Ancelotti, who had previously signed the Colombia international during a previous spell in charge of Real Madrid.

The Italian chose to walk away from the Toffees and return to the Spanish capital – where he coached the club between 2013 and 2015 – earlier this month, following Zinedine Zidane’s decision to step down from his position at the Bernabeu.

According to the Mail, Rodriguez is now keen to follow Ancelotti out of the exit door and has been offered to a number of clubs across Europe by his representatives, including Atletico Madrid, Napoli and AC Milan.

Milan are in the market for creative reinforcements following the free transfer departure of Hakan Calhanoglu to rivals Inter Milan this week, whilst Everton could be open to the Colombian’s departure as the club look to reduce their wage bill and comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

Rodriguez made 21 league starts in the Premier League last season, scoring six goals and providing four assists for the Toffees.

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