Bayern Munchen Will Exercise Purchase Option For James Rodriguez

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Bayern Munchen is set to retain James Rodriguez for good, with president Karl-Heinz Rummeneigge high on his ability to lead the team in the future.

The German club holds the right to activate a buy option for the Colombian playmaker, and they're keen to offload as much as €42 million to keep the midfielder on board for the long-term future, according to AS Colombia.

Real Madrid sent James on loan to Bayern Munchen in 2017 after the Colombian was falling in and out of Zinedine Zidane's Starting XI despite excelling for Los Blancos.

Also, Rummmeneige has been quite supportive of the Colombian with his latest remarks, pretty much confirming the club is bound to keep him for a while longer.

"I strongly believe that he will play for FC Bayern next season. I am still a big fan of James and I am sure that coach Kovac sees his qualities the way I do and that he is very happy with him," he added. We have to use the option before June 15. I have to make it clear that everybody here is happy with him," Rummeneige told Münchner Abendzeitung.

The 27-year-old has been vastly inconsistent at the Bundesliga following an impressive debut campaign, but the team still see him as a valuable asset for the future given how incredibly talented he is when it comes to creating opportunities for his teammates.