Report: West Ham now want to sign playmaker Everton offloaded last summer
Marca have reported that West Ham are competing with Turkish giants Galatasaray and a couple of teams in Greece.
The 31-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, is under contract at Al-Rayyan, but he wants to leave the Qatar Stars League club and move to a team in Europe.
And, according to the report, West Ham are among those who are interested in the Colombia international, who has experience of playing in the Premier League with Everton.
Should West Ham sign former Everton player James Rodriguez?
In our view, West Ham United should not sign former Everton player James Rodriguez.
The Colombian has had injury problems, and, as noted by Marca, has not played for weeks.
Now, of course, we know the quality that James has, but he is 31 now and it could take him a while to get his rhythm back.
Moreover, we saw when the former Real Madrid star was at Everton that he lacked consistency.
While James started his Everton tenure strongly, he had injury problems and eventually fizzled out before the Toffees offloaded him to Al-Rayyan in September 2021.
During his time at Everton, the Colombian scored six goals and created 11 big chances in 23 Premier League matches.
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