Former Newcastle United forward Faustino Asprilla thinks Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez should hold out for a transfer to Man Utd this summer.
The Colombian has played just 13 times for Los Blancos this season, not helped by injury issues after returning from a two-year loan at Bayern Munich last summer.
He has been linked with a move to Manchester United recently with Real president Florentino Perez willing accept ‘less than €30m (£26m)’ for Rodriguez.
And his compatriot Asprilla thinks Rodriguez should think about moving to Man Utd if the Premier League club make a move for him this summer.
“Manchester United would be a good place for James,” Asprilla told Colombian radio station Blu Radio.
“It’s been a while since they have been winning trophies and they are thinking about strengthening the team for next season.
“They’ve got good players – like Juan Mata, who plays in a similar style to James, although he’s a little more dynamic and attacking but I think James could easily fit into that side.”
Asprilla added: “James needs to go where he will play, a club where the coach has expressly asked for him and wants him in his team.
“Not where he will be an impulse signing, bought on a whim by the president. With his talent, he could play anywhere.”
The F365 Show is on hiatus until the football returns. Subscribe now ready for its glorious comeback. In the meantime, listen to the latest episode of Planet Football’s 2000s podcast, The Broken Metatarsal.