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US News James becomes the ticking time bomb

22:05  31 july  2020
22:05  31 july  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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Zidane doubts about further James games

Against Athletic Bilbao in early July, he even refused a place in the squad from . "James didn't want to be in the squad at his own request," said coach Zinedine Zidane after the 1-0 win. That is "his personal matter, there is nothing more to say at this point".

Zidane therefore said with regard to the contract expiring in 2021: "I do not know if he will play for Real Madrid again."

To get rid of James, a buyer for the 29-year-old would first have to be found. In times of savings by Corona, there should be little interest among the top clubs to pay a salary in addition to a reasonable fee, which comes close to the reported eight million euros net from James' current contract.

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A few days ago, James was traded at Benfica Lisbon, which is closely linked to his advisor Jorge Mendes. These rumors dispelled Benfica's rival FC Porto, of whom James played until 2013.

switch to Benfica fails

Porto posted a current photo of James with his two children on his Twitter account, on which he wears a polo shirt by the Portuguese champion. Porto wrote: "James, one of us forever."

A switch to Benfica should not be possible, the alternatives for the director are few and far between. The Spanish Marca has now got James in touch with Manchester United, who qualified for the Champions League last weekend and are said to be willing to pay a transfer fee of 25 million euros.

Accordingly, James should also help to better market the "Red Devils" in his Colombian homeland. In addition, there is no classic ten in the squad of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the strong winter newcomer Bruno Fernandes rather plays in a somewhat withdrawn position.

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Parallels to Gareth Bale

Although the 25 million would only be a third of the transfer that Real paid to AS Monaco after the 2014 World Cup, the Madrilenians would probably take the money with a kiss. With only one year left, his salary, his time and the relationship with Coach Zidane, the alternative would be a one-year, princely paid reserve role of the midfield driver with the associated foreseeable quarrels.

Real already has this problem with Gareth Bale, who is sitting out his contract until 2022 despite a lack of perspective and recently made headlines more as a grandstand clown than as a footballer .

A similar ticking time bomb now threatens in James if he doesn't find a new club.

Vidal: James has "problems with the coach"

"It's annoying that he has problems with the coach. James has a lot of quality to play in this team from the start. I don't know why it isn't this season ", scolded James buddy Arturo Vidal recently on the Colombian television channel Win Sports.

"I hope that he makes the best decision and plays again. People, football fans, like to see quality players. And James is one of them. He has to find a place where he can play and football can enjoy. "

Vidal played together with James in Munich, since then the two "brothers" (quote Vidal) have been in regular contact.

James probably revealed the problems with Zidane. If there is no solution to the conflict, Real can prepare for further negative headlines.

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