James Rodriguez has instructed Bayern Munich not to trigger the buy-option in his loan deal with Real Madrid. The German giants have been loaning the Colombian for two seasons in a row and have the ability to sign him on a permanent deal for €42m this summer.
A report in Marca states: “James has already told Bayern that he prefers not to continue. However, he is aware that the club has the last word, as that is the deal that was signed. If the Bavarian entity decides to execute the purchase option before 15 June, Bayern will pay the €42m and then the Colombian must stay.”
The report also claims to know why Rodriguez wants to leave the Bundesliga giants: “The Colombian is not comfortable with [Bayern manager Niko] Kovač and the coach does not seem to be on the same page as the player; the facts are clear. After returning from the Christmas break, it has been two games and two substitute appearances.”