By Azeem Siddiqui

13th Aug, 2022 | 11:10am

West Ham signing James Rodriguez will solve creativity problem

West Ham are one of the clubs who have been sounded out over making a move for attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, according to Spanish media outlet Marca.

The Colombia international has been playing for Qatari club Al-Rayyan SC and still has two years left on his current deal.

However, as per the latest report, West Ham along with Turkish club Galatasaray and a couple of Greek clubs are potential new destinations for the 31-year-old.


Some eight years back in 2014, Rodriguez announced his arrival on the big stage by producing brilliant performances for the national team during the FIFA World Cup.

Following that, he became a Galactico by signing for Real Madrid and in the beginning, he produced some notable performances there as well.

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However, it has been a very long time since the 31-year-old has produced anything out of the ordinary, at least at the club level.

At West Ham, there is a clear dearth of players who can contribute in the final third with creativity and therefore, signing Rodriguez might give manager David Moyes a solution to that problem but it is still to be seen whether he can get the best out of the former Bayern Munich player.

His arrival will also help the likes of newly-signed striker Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio as they would love a player who can feed them deliveries to put the ball back into the net.

Therefore, it is important that Moyes get this deal over the line as soon as possible to give Rodriguez a chance to find chemistry with attacking players at the club.

The Colombia international joined Al-Rayyan SC from Premier League side Everton in a deal worth £7.2 million in the summer of 2021 [Transfermarkt].