By Jack Cunningham

21st Jul, 2021 | 7:10pm

Sevilla want to sign Everton attacker James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez is looking for a move away from Everton and fancies a return to Spain, according to a report from EuroSport.

The 30-year-old could be allowed to leave Everton this summer after Carlo Ancelotti left the club and was replaced by Rafael Benitez, with who he doesn’t have the best relationship [Daily Mirror].

The report claims that serial Europa League winners Sevilla “are emerging as a possible destination for Rodriguez”, and the Toffees are “happy for Rodriguez to leave”. So it appears as if the Colombian’s stint at Goodison Park could be coming to an end, and it will be interesting to see if Sevilla make a move soon.

Should the Toffees keep Rodriguez?

In his first year as an Everton player, Rodriguez scored six goals and provided nine assists, which shows that he had a good impact.

However, given his history with Benitez, it is likely that the Colombian will leave Goodison Park at some point in this transfer window and with Sevilla now interested, the Toffees might finally have a destination for Rodriguez.

He is a quality player, and if Everton don’t manage to offload him, you would hope that Benitez would find a way to integrate the Colombian into his side.

This is a player who has been described as “extraordinary” by former Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes [El Espectador, via AS].

He also finished as the top goalscorer in the 2014 World Cup, so he is a brilliant footballer, but he won’t be an Everton player if he gets his way for much longer.

It is a shame that he wants to leave and that the club are happy to let him go, but this is how things go in football, and you can guarantee that Benitez will have a replacement in mind.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are set to open talks for a Bundesliga star.

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