By Pranav Shahaney

4th Aug, 2021 | 7:10am

Everton attacker James Rodriguez open to Serie A switch

Everton ace James Rodriguez is open to moving to the Serie A amid reports linking him to AC Milan, according to Sandro Sabatini.

Speaking on the Calciomercato Show, the Sportmediaset reporter stated that the Colombian could move to the San Siro but that’s only if Milan striker Rafael Leao is open to leaving the club for the Toffees.

Rafa Benitez recently told Rodriguez that he is not part of his plans for next season [El Chiringuito TV] and per The Liverpool Echo he has been informed by the club that he can leave this summer.

Sabatani said about James’ future, “He [James] said he would like to play in Italy, but everything depends on Leao – he begins.

“If he accepts the transfer, Milan can make this investment. It is possible, given that the whole situation is managed by Mendes.”

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It seems obvious by now that Benitez is not a fan of Rodriguez and the Colombian is very likely to leave this summer.

While it is glaringly obvious what a player of his calibre brings to our squad, Benitez clearly does not rate him too highly and there’s no point in keeping a player who isn’t favoured by the manager

AC Milan seem to be the side most keen on his services and if selling him to them would see us getting Leao in return, then it won’t be the worst thing in the world.

Calciomercato reported in May that £34million was what they were looking in order to part ways with the 22-year-old, but now with James included in the deal, a straight swap may be on the cards.

He would be a very good addition to our side and Rafa Benitez could tailor his system in a way where he can get the Brazilian playing alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

The mere thoughts of that attack bring shivers down our spines and we hope Marcel Brands can make it happen.

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