James Rodriguez: Arsene Wenger says the Colombian star will leave Monaco to join Real Madrid or Barcelona
Arsenal manager has had his say on the World Cup's top scorer
Friday 18 July 2014
The 22-year-old, who excelled at the recent World Cup in Brazil, finishing up as top scorer, has been linked with a £63m transfer to Real Madrid this summer.
When asked by beIN Sports if Rodriguez is too big for Monaco, the Arsenal manager responded: "I believe that’s true.
"Why? Because a player like that is difficult to keep at a club when you have Real Madrid and Barcelona looking around, and without a doubt there will be people who will be watching them play and thinking about buying him."
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Because of Monaco's qualification for next season's Champions League, Wenger, who had managed the principality club between 1987 and 1994, says that this summer will be too soon for the move, but he is "certain" it will happen within the next two seasons.
"Is this the year that he will move? Certainly not because he is with Monaco and they will play Champions League next season and they are a big club in France.
"But certainly in the next season or two he will want to move somewhere else."
But could Wenger be secretly weighing up a move for the player within the next seasons for Arsenal?
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