The Colombian who was transferred to Madrid with a record breaking fee at the time, has lost the confidence of his present coach Zinedine Zidane.
Still young and talented, it is safe to say he still has a promising future, whether at Madrid or elsewhere, with the most likely being elsewhere.
He has struggled for position ever since joining the Spanish giants with his playtime reducing as the days go by. But this is understandable with a team which has attacking players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Isco.
Looking at the bright side, James has always been linked with a move to Manchester United and also to many other interesting clubs. But it is seeming increasingly likely that Mourinho could fancy the Colombian as a possible solution to his side’s struggle to reclaim constant glory.
The obvious question which plagues the minds of the United fans and the football world in general, is whether Rodriguez will be a good buy for them.