Transfer Market It was a tactical decision to drop him
James Rodriguez was left on the bench in Bayern Munich‘s most crucial game of the season against Borussia Dortmund and everything points to him not being in Niko Kovac‘s plans for the next campaign.
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder dealt with an injury before the game with title contenders Borussia Dortmund, but the Croatian tactician has explained that his absence was not a precautionary measure but rather it was a tactical decision.
The Colombian’ season has been a roller coaster so far, as he has passed through many phases.
He started several games, before he was out due to injuries and at other times was dropped to the bench by his coach.
Kovac does not consider James as a definite starter and a return to Real Madrid seems more feasible than ever, as the Germans’ president Uli Hoeness has made clear that the club are not willing to pay the purchase option of 42 million euros for a second-choice player.
As has been reported by MARCA, Kovac is not fond of the player’s style of football and, according to Bild, the 47-year-old coach prefers a more agile midfield for the Bavarians.
The Colombian’s two-year loan deal comes to an end this summer and, although Bayern Munich have not revealed anything concerning his future, a return to Real Madrid seems more possible than ever.