Manchester United will now have to pay a whopping £38million if they want to sign transfer target James Rodriguez.
The Porto starlet has been linked with a bid out of Old Trafford and they were reportedly ready to meet Rodriguez’s buy-out clause of £25million this January, according to talkSPORT.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently rejected the suggestion that the Red Devils were trying to sign Colombia international, claiming that signing players from the Portuguese club is a bit expensive.
It appears the reported United interest in the 21-year-old has forced Porto into trying to get as much out of any potential move as possible, as the report claims they have made an amendment to his current deal that raises the buy-out clause to £38million.
This would mean an new Manchester United transfer fee record, which is currently the £30.75million they paid Tottenham Hotspur for Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.
The report also claims that media in Portugal are convinced Ferguson has found his target and will get a player described as ‘the new Cristiano Ronaldo’ to Old Trafford eventually.