Atletico president breaks silence over James Rodriguez speculation

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has spoken for the first time regarding reports of Colombia captain James Rodriguez being linked to the club.

Rodriguez is still a Real Madrid player after completing his 2-year loan spell at Baryen Munich but is reportedly not in coach Zinadine Zidane’s plans for next season.

Atletico are reportedly in hot pursuit of the 28-year-old as a potential replacement for Antoine Griezman, who joined Barcelona, and the Madrid side’s president broke silence over the issue.

“Atletico are interested in great players and James is a great player, but from that to he’s going to come, there’s some distance,” said Cerezo when he was asked about the issue today, as stated by Spanish publication¬†Marca.¬†

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