Man United & James Rodriguez
A bizarre tweet was published and deleted by Man United’s official Spanish account on Saturday during the Man City game.
The account, which has almost 600,000 followers, posted the following tweet: ‘James Rodriguez’.
Minutes later the tweet was gone, but not before screenshots were taken.
So did the Man United account drop a hint about a swoop for the Bayern Munich loanee?
That seems highly unlikely, yet the tweet was definitely odd.
Man City 2 – Man United 3
On the pitch it was an amazing Saturday for United in the Manchester derby at City.
City were cruising to the Premier League title at the break. Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan scored in the first half.
But then United hit back in the second half. Paul Pogba scored a double, before Chris Smalling volleyed home the winner.
Real Madrid & Bayern Munich
Returning to James Rodriguez, it’s worth noting that the Colombian is poised to complete a move from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich.
James left the Santiago Bernabeu last summer to move to the Allianz Arena.
The Colombian star agreed to join Bayern in a two-year loan deal with provisions for a permanent deal.
Despite the fact that it’s still less than one year into that loan deal, Bayern Munich are ready to sign James. Marca recently reported the following:
James Rodriguez has impressed so far during his time at Bayern Munich and the Bavarian club’s directors have already decided that they will pay the purchase option of 42 million euros which was included in the Colombian’s two-year loan deal.
(Bayern will) make the transfer permanent, meaning Real Madrid will have earned over 50m euros from the whole operation.
In other news, Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title on Saturday.
Now the Bavarians can focus all their attentions on the Champions League.
They are 2-1 up on Sevilla in their UCL quarterfinal after the first leg in Spain.