Rummenigge: “We will seek a consensus solution with James”
The Bavarian president does not ensure the continuity of the Colombian at Bayern
Kovac has not had much with James this season and could leave Bavaria
The chairman of the Board of Directors of Bayern Munich, Karlheinz Rummenigge, said that in the coming weeks the club leadership will analyze the situation of James Rodriguez and seek a solution “in consensus” with the Colombian player.
“In the coming weeks we will sit down to analyze the situation and decide how to proceed,” said Rummenigge in statements quoted by the sky. Bayern has a purchase option on James, for 42 million euros, which he will have to execute before June 30.
“It’s understandable that he’s unhappy about not always playing in the starting line, that’s not what he wants, he’s a superstar and always wants to play,” he said. However, Rummenigge recalled that in recent weeks James had been injured, which took him away from ownership. “In any case, we will look for a solution in consensus with him, that’s something I can promise,” he said.
James, partly because of injuries, played a minor role in the final part of the season. The trainer, Niko Kovac, bet in the final straight by the same equipment that defeated by 5-0 to Borussia Dortmund, without James, and later only modified it forced by injuries or sanctions.
The president of the Bayern, Uli Hoeness, had said that the decision to execute or not the option of purchase on James depended on if Kovac counted on him or not. Rummenigge, on the other hand, has been in favor of keeping James on the team.