James Rodriguez in on the cusp of making a sensational switch to Everton this summer.
The Colombian, who joined Real Madrid in 2014 from Monaco, has struggled to convince at the Bernabeu, having been sent out on loan for two seasons to Bayern Munich in 2017.
Despite being handed chances to impress by Zinedine Zidane, it is now clear his future remains away from the LaLiga champions, and Goodison Park could prove his unlikely destination.
According to Marca, Rodriguez is on the brink of making a move to Merseyside, with Thursday’s front page making a nod to the deal being completed imminently.
It follows the news earlier this week that the Toffees had been handed the chance to sign the 29-year-old, who has just one year left on his current deal at the Bernabeu.
Rodriguez has played under current Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti at both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, with a strong working relationship previously appearing to hold a great deal of weight for the Colombian.
Ancelotti’s priorities during this transfer window actually remain at centre back and defensive midfield.
The club are targeting both Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan from Watford and Napoli respectively to solve their issue in midfield.