When he needed them most, they closed the door on James David Rodríguez Rubio. While the transfer markets of the big European leagues were about to close, those of the lowest championships in European lands were just opening looking for talent and new players, as is the case of Olympiacos from Greece that finally got James. But when the Colombian was knocking on doors, two closed on him.
The first was Valencia, but it all started with a streaming on Twitch where they asked James Rodríguez for offers from the Valencian club, and the answer was yes, I would like from Cucuteño. Then it was Galatsaray from Turkey, Radamel Falcao García’s former team, but the Turks once again turned their finger on the signing of James.
Fortunately, he was able to leave Al Rayyan and became a new Olympiacos player before the transfer window closed in Greece. Before, Galatasaray when James Rodríguez knocked on their door, they rejected it and signed Mauro Icardi and Juan Mata over the former Real Madrid. However, the Ottoman football leaders would have been seriously interested in the good moment that James is experiencing in Greece with goals and distributing assists, as well as being one of the key pieces for Míchel González.
And it is that, in Turkey they affirm that Galatasaray would have changed their mind and are seriously looking for James Rodríguez for his good physical condition and his continuity. There the problem is that in Greece they want the Colombian to continue being that fundamental player of Olympiacos and they would deny James the exit while the Ottomans are interested in him.
From Greece, Olympiacos’ desire is to continue counting on the talent of James Rodríguez in the coming seasons, for which it is mentioned that they would be in talks with the player to extend his contract. But, there is also the other side, in Turkey they maintain that Okan Buruc, Galatasaray’s strategist, has set his eyes on the current situation of the man from Cucuta and that he wants to count on him for the remainder of the season and the future. In addition, it is said that they have already started talks with Jorge Mendes to try to convince him and negotiate.