Real Madrid News: Zidane Admits James Rodriguez’s Situation Is A Problem, Juventus To Make A Move On Colombian Star

By Faye F. , Updated Dec 07, 2016 07:26 AM EST

In a recent pre-match conference for Real Madrid's clash against Borussia Dortmund in Champions League, Zinedine Zidane admits that James Rodriguez isn't happy with his lack of playing time in the team. 

In almost every interview the French manager has had lately, there's always the inevitable question regarding the Colombian midfielder. Zidane was asked about James Rodriguez training alone right after the Clásico after being benched for the entirety of the game and he responded to the question by saying "I admire James. He trained, he's available, but like many players who return from a game, they do a recovery session. I don't know what you hope for with the question." 

The Real Madrid boss admits that James Rodriguez's lack of playing time is a problem and says "He's an important player for me and Real Madrid, but he's a problem for us now as he doesn't get consistent game time. I know I'll need the help of everybody throughout the season." When asked about a possible transfer for the Colombian international, Zidane replies that "I'm not going to respond because I would have to say nonsense and I don't want to."  
However, he doesn't deny the possibility of a transfer for James Rodriguez as well. Zidane adds that "A player who doesn't get enough game time, however, could ask to leave the club."  

James Rodriguez is struggling for playing time under the French manager, as he has only started twice in Real Madrid's last ten games in La Liga and he was an unused substitute for the entire Clásico.  

Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be interested signing up James Rodriguez come next year. It's said that Juve's director Guiseppe Marotta is in good terms with Real Madrid's Florentino Perez, so it's very likely that a transfer can be done between the two clubs. 

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