James Rodriguez is a “excellent skill” however he’s not the right fit for Real Madrid’s “tactical system”, according to Fernando Morientes.

Madrid finished the signing of James following his excellent screens for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup, prising him far from Monaco for a fee of EUR75 million (₤ 68m/$ 85m).

The 29-year-old has actually because racked up 125 looks for the Blancos in all competitions, scoring 37 objectives and laying on 42 helps, however has never ever rather handled to develop himself as a first-team regular.

Madrid chose to send out the midfielder out on loan to Bayern Munich for two years in 2017, and he found himself even further down the squad chain of command upon his return to Santiago Bernabeu last summer.

James has only featured in 14 games for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, with just eight of those outings being available in La Liga.

He was left out of Madrid’s matchday team for the 2-1 triumph away at Granada on Monday, which saw them move to within another victory of domestic glory.

The previous Monaco star still has one year left to run on his existing agreement at the Bernabeu, but the Blancos have been tipped to capitalize the out-of-favour star when the transfer window reopens.

A transfer to the Premier League has actually been mooted for James in current months, with the similarity Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton all credited with an interest in his services.

Morientes can not see the Colombian requiring his method back into Zidane’s starting XI, however he is certain that James can uncovering his best form at another club.

The previous Madrid striker told La Liga TV: “He has a fantastic talent and he is a special gamer but does not fit in Real Madrid’s tactical system. I make certain he can prosper in any other team.”

The Blancos are currently sitting top of La Liga by four points ahead of arch-rivals Barcelona, with just 2 components remaining.

Karim Benzema notched his 24th objective of the season against Granada to ensure Madrid kept one hand on the title, and Morientes has actually been extremely impressed by the Frenchman’s contribution this term.

” Benzema is having a fantastic season, he has actually presumed the role of leader with [Sergio] Ramos and if nothing prevents it, he will quickly be a league champ,” the Spaniard included.

” He has actually offered the group what they needed after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.”

Zidane’s men will be called La Liga champs if they can secure a 10th successive success in your home to Villarreal on Thursday.