According to a recent Liverpool Echo report, Everton has informed James Rodriguez that he will not play a role in the first team this season.
Last season we saw Rodriguez really explode in the Premier League under Carlo Ancelotti thanks to a series of impressive performances in the first matches. Unfortunately, things seemed to be dropping in the second half of the season with constant speculation that the Toffees still wanted to keep him on the books after Ancelotti’s departure.
Rodriguez is still a world-class talent in his own right, but if there are better options for him, perhaps in the rest of the Premier League, it only makes sense for him to grab them with both hands.
Either way, Goodison Park doesn’t seem to be in its future, which is a real shame given how this project got started.