Everton midfielder James Rodriguez has spoken about Lionel Messi, and addressed his Everton future before the new season.
Rodriguez said that the main reason he joined Everton from Real Madrid was due to the presence of Carlo Ancelotti. However, quite ironically, Ancelotti departed for Real Madrid, leaving the Columbian in a fix.
Rodriguez spoke about how he doesn’t know what his future is at the moment. He is currently linked with a return to La Liga, where Sevilla are keen to secure his services. Everton may look to move him on as well, but for the time being, he is very much an Everton player.
Speaking to his followers on Twitch, Rodriguez likened his situation to that of former Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero. Agüero joined Barcelona to play with Messi, only for the club to fail at signing him. According to the creative midfielder, the two find themselves in similar situations.
“Kun Agüero went to Barcelona, and now Messi is leaving. They just happen to be little breadsticks, partners,” Rodriguez said.
“Those are the things that football has. The same thing happened to me. I go to Everton, practically because Ancelotti was there and look, now Carlo is gone.
It is a sad state of affairs for Rodriguez. Nevertheless, the Columbian has a decent first season in the Premier League. He has a flying start, and was scoring and assisting at will before his injury.
Even though his future may lie elsewhere, Rodriguez featured in the Florida Cup. He is also likely to play against Manchester United in a friendly, and may feature in the Premier League when it returns.