Ronaldo claims Real Madrid would be perfect for James Rodriguez

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Former Real Madrid and Brazilian striker, Ronaldo, believes Florentino Perez should do everything in his power to bring Colombian superstar, James Rodriguez, to the Santiago Bernabeu, according to the Marca.

Ronaldo spent five years with the Madrid giants and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players the sport has produced.

The striker also made 98 appearances for Brazil scoring 62 goals, and was part of the World Cup winning squads in 1994 and 2002.

Rodriguez at the Bernabeu

Speaking from his native Brazil, the Real Madrid legend told the media that he has been extremely impressed with the Colombian Rodriguez, and that he would love to see the 22-year old plying his trade alongside Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema at the Bernabeu next season.

"We'll see what happens with James Rodríguez. Everyone is focused on the World Cup right now, but maybe something could happen after the Brazil match. I'm sure he'd be a great signing for Real Madrid, who are the best club in the world in my opinion. They would make a great combination", the 37-year-old noted.

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Rodriguez moved to Monaco from Porto last season for a fee reportedly around €45 million, however after a spectacular World Cup, which has seen the playmaker score six goals in five games, the 22-year old has caught the attention of a host of top clubs, most notably Real Madrid.


Real President, Florentino Perez is reportedly ready to handle the negotiations personally, however he has been informed by the owner of Monaco, Dmitry Rybolovlev, that they will have to hand over €75 million if they want to secure his services.

Real will have to offload Argentine Angel Di Maria before a deal could be done, and if rumours are to be believed, the player no longer wishes to remain in Madrid with Manchester United and PSG ready to table an offer of €60 million.

Remembering Ronaldo

Neymar improved

Ronaldo went on to say how much he has enjoyed the World Cup in his homeland and believes Neymar has improved playing alongside Messi at Barcelona.

"Though he's still extremely young, he's a fantastic player". "I think he's learned a lot from playing alongside Messi at Barcelona. Maybe he feels more confident and a bit more comfortable when he plays for Brazil, but still I think he had a good season for Barcelona", he stated.

"I think it's been a spectacular tournament. So many people have come to Brazil and are enjoying the football, getting to know our culture and, above all, seeing incredible matches. I think the verdict is extremely positive. We're all very happy and we hope this will continue right up to the final", the striking legend added.

Brazil will need to beat a very well drilled German team if they want to keep the dream alive of lifting the title in front of their home fans, however this will have to be achieved without the brilliant Neymar, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.

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