James Rodriguez Former Team-mate Urges The Columbian To Leave Real Madrid This Summer

A Man who played alongside the Colombian when on loan at Bayern Munich said he has not been treated with fairness at Santiago Bernabeu


According to Sports Central, James Rodriguez "has problems" with Zinedine Zidane, says his former team-mate Arturo Vidal, who has asked the Real Madrid outcast to leave the club this summer.


After seeing James finish as the 2014 World Cup top scorer for Colombia, Madrid spent €75million (£68m/$85m) to get him from Monaco to Santiago Bernabeu.


The 29-year-old has since scored 37 goals in 125 games for Los Blancos, but only 14 of those goals have been scored this season.


James returned to Madrid last summer after a two-year loan spell from Bayern Munich believing to force his return to Zidane's plans.


Unfortunately, in the 2019-20, he has dropped down the pecking order in the team. Isco, Fede Valverde and Eden Hazard are all regular starters ahead of the Colombian.


Zidane alluded to behind-the-scenes issues when he revealed James "wanted to be left out" in a 1-0 win over Athletic Club on July 5.


The former Monaco star picked up a La Liga winner’s medal later in the month but is likely to seek a transfer at the earliest available opportunity as he’s allegedly being linked to the Premier League.


Vidal, who played alongside James at Bayern, admits he found James' current situation at the Bernabeu difficult to endure.

Speaking to Win Sports as cited by Sports Central, the Barcelona star said: "James and I are brothers, we forged an incredible friendship in Munich. "We talk all the time, on holiday we did and it's annoying that he has problems with the coach. "James has a high level to play as a starter for that team and I don't know why they didn't give him a chance this year."

Vidal advised James to rediscover his best form elsewhere and insisted he still has a lot to offer at the top level.

The Chile international added: "I hope he takes the best decision and begins to play. "I think people, football admirers, love to see quality players and James is one of them. "He has to grow, search for his future and find a place to play and enjoy football.