Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes James Rodriguez will stay with Niko Kovac’s aspect subsequent season, slightly than returning to dad or mum membership Real Madrid when his two-year mortgage spell involves an finish this summer time.
James joined Bayern from the Spanish giants in July 2017 and has been an prompt hit on the Allianz Arena, contributing 10 targets and 15 assists in 38 Bundesliga outings up to now.
The 27-year-old has been instrumental in Bayern’s pursuit of Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in latest weeks, beginning their final 5 straight league video games and offering three assists because the reigning champions have pulled degree on factors on the prime.
All of which has persuaded Rummenigge that the Colombia worldwide’s future lies squarely in Bavaria. “I’m a fan of James’,” the 63-year-old informed AZ. “He’s obtained an unbelievably good left foot and is a world-class star for my part. The possibility we’ve got [to make his loan a permanent transfer] needs to be exercised by 15 June, so we nonetheless have loads of time.
“But I have to say, everyone here is happy with him. I assume that James will be at Bayern next season. I’m sure Niko Kovac has a similar view of James’ quality and that he’s very happy with him. I don’t think the two of them have had a problem.”
Bayern president Uli Hoeneß not too long ago mentioned that the ultimate resolution rests with Kovac and if the coach’s feedback after Bayern’s DFB Cup last-16 victory over Hertha Berlin are something to go by, the matter would look like settled: “I’ve always said that James Rodriguez is an extraordinary player. We needed to ease him in somewhat after his injury, but when he’s fit he plays like he did against Hertha: brilliantly! And that’s the best argument for selecting him.”