James Rodríguez is a new Al-Rayyan player and will continue his career in Qatar. At the age of 30, the Colombian made the decision to accept the Arab soccer proposal and said goodbye to Everton.
It was not an easy decision. The Colombian did not have minutes with Rafa Benítez and opted to change teams to gain more continuity. The truth and despite the advantages of being the protagonist again, the steering wheel he begins to say goodbye to elite football.
It’s hard to imagine him going back to a large Europe, taking into account its decline in recent years. A very talented player, who was punished for injuries and who never seemed to have had the necessary commitment to be a star.
After his magical 2014 World Cup, he was hired by Real Madrid and there was a lot of enthusiasm for what he could generatear. He did not finish meeting expectations, he spent a lot of time fighting with coaches and he was a witness of luxury from the bench of substitutes in the majority of the parties.
At Bayern Munich he also failed to be the figure that many expected him to be and at Everton, after a start that delighted all the fans, He ended up walking out the back door.
Most likely, we are in the presence of a new stage in James’ career. The rumors about the giants of Europe will end And accepting this proposal meant changing the destiny of his life as a player.
Hasty decision? Time will tell. The truth is that James is going to play in a minor league, in which he will have less competitive level and that distances him from his soccer aspirations. Economically, you can make a difference, but nothing will be the same on a playing field. A shame!