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Bayern Keen On James Stay Amid Real Return

Bayern Munich are reportedly keen on making Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez's stay with the Bundesliga giants a permanent one.

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner is edging closer to the expiration of his stay with the Bavarian giants after penning a two-year loan deal in July 2017.

Bayern have the option of making the former AS Monaco star's stay in Munich a permanent one for a fee of €42 million (R686 million), but that decision will be left to coach Niko Kovac, according to the club's president Uli Hoeness.

In the wake of the left-footed star's return to form in Germany's top flight, the Bayern president has heaped praise on the 27-year-old, hinting at a possible permanent move for the Colombian.

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"I'm a fan of James. He's got an unbelievably good left foot and is a world-class star in my opinion," Hoeness told AZ.

"The option we have (to make his loan a permanent transfer) has to be exercised by 15 June, so we still have plenty of time.

"But I have to say, everyone here is happy with him. I assume that James will be at Bayern next season. I'm sure Niko Kovac has a similar view of James' quality and that he's very happy with him. I don't think the two of them have had a problem.

"I've always said that James Rodriguez is an extraordinary player. We needed to ease him in somewhat after his injury, but when he's fit, he plays like he did against Hertha: brilliantly! And that's the best argument for selecting him."

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Rodriguez has scored four goals and assisted four further strikes in 16 Bundesliga games for Bavarians thus far this season.

Which move would you advise James to make? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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