The repo market in most European countries closed this Tuesday was confirmed and James Rodríguez continues at Everton. Even though the exit possibilities were reduced, there are still several markets that are still open and that is why his departure is still a possibility, albeit remote.
Since Carlo Ancelotti’s goodbye and more with the arrival of Rafael Benítez, the Colombian sought to leave the Liverpool club. His agent tried to transfer him to Italian and Spanish soccer, but the proposals did not materialize. Today, those destinations are already impossible, as are France and England.
The pass markets that remain open in Europe are Portugal, Russia and Turkey. The first will close in three weeks, while the other two will close in six days.
His return to Porto was a concrete possibility in the middle of the Everton negotiation for Luis Díaz. However, coach Sérgio Conceição did not give him the go-ahead and that complicated everything. Because, Portugal doesn’t seem like a possible optionBesides the fact that Benfica and Sporting Lisboa, who play in the Champions League, would have the ability to sign him.
In Russia there was ever talk of an interest on the part of Zenit, which is also in the group stage of the Champions League and has Wilmar Barrios on its roster. Anyway, it never got past rumors. From Turkey, meanwhile, never spoke but has several major clubs that might try to hire you.
His present at Everton is complex. At the beginning of this campaign, he had to comply with quarantine due to close contact with a positive for the virus. He missed the first two games against Southampton and Leeds. Nor did he play the third against Brighton as he was with few training sessions.
The technician Rafa Benítez was always reserved about the future of the Colombian. He limited himself to saying that he was counting on it until August 31, although he was never very interested in keeping it.
Now, if a last-minute exit to one of these leagues is not made, he will have to stay at least until January to fight for a position and then go back to look for a new destination. During his broadcasts on Twitch he recognized that he would like to play in Italian soccer.
Everton will play the fourth round of the Premier League after this qualifying round. He will receive Burnley on Monday, September 13.