Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez' future with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich depends on one man, according to the Bavarians' president.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner is edging closer to the expiration of his stay with Bayern after penning a two-year loan deal with the German giants in July 2017.
The German giants have the option of making the former AS Monaco star's stay in Munich a permanent one for a fee of €42 million (R661 million), but that decision will be left to coach Niko Kovac, according to the club's president Uli Hoeness.
"It depends very much on whether Niko Kovac says: 'I want to keep him'," Hoeness told the Bundesliga's website.
"If he says, 'he's a great player but won't play regularly under me', then we can't pay the transfer fee. It all depends on what we want.
"We have an option that we can choose to take up or not. If we choose to do so, he'll stay."
The 27-year-old has registered 58 appearances in all competitions for Bayern so far, finding the back of the net on 11 occasions and being on hand to assist a further 19 strikes.
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