Rodriguez reiterates desire to stay at Real

Date published: Friday 17th February 2017 9:42

James Rodriguez has declared he wants to remain at Real Madrid ‘a lot longer’.

The attacking midfielder was in top form on Wednesday night to help his side come from behind to beat Napoli 3-1 in the Champions League.

However, he has struggled to make an impact this season, leading to speculation that he could leave Madrid in the summer.

The out-of-favour star has been linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea, but a move never materialised last summer or during January.

Despite not featuring much for Zinedine Zidane’s side this campaign, playing just 455 minutes of La Liga football, the playmaker has insisted he doesn’t want to leave the Bernabeu.

“I think that everything is fine, the Real is a great club and I always wanted to play here,” he said after his side’s win over Napoli.

“The good and bad times always come, but I want to stay here long (term).”

This is not the first time Rodriguez has spoken about the possibility of leaving Madrid, declaring last month: “Real Madrid is the club I dreamed about. And here I am living that dream.

“I’m where I always wanted to be. The Bernabeu chanting my name tonight was like a dream.”

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