One of the biggest names in world football is set to be made available for transfer once again this summer, with Colombia international James Rodriguez expected to end his two year spell with Bayern Munich and return to Real Madrid.
The 27 year-old has been one of the brightest talents in European football since he shot to prominence during the 2014 World Cup, where he ended the tournament with the golden boot.
His performances in Brazil earned him a massive £63m transfer from Monaco to Real Madrid where he was handed the no.10 shirt. There was huge pressure on him to deliver and after a productive first year which saw him score 17 goals in 46 games under Carlo Ancelotti, things started turned sour.
The departure of the Italian led to a drop in minutes on the pitch, with Rafa Benitez then Zinedine Zidane unable to find space for him in the team. The more his Real Madrid career progressed the more it looks like he was a Florentino Perez signing, we all know his love for 'Galacticos'.
On a substantial wage and struggling to get in the starting XI, in 2017 he was shipped out on a two-year loan deal to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich where despite some fantastic showings, injuries have prevented him from really pushing on.
15 goals in 67 appearances at the Allianz Arena over the last couple of seasons isn't a bad strike rate, but it appears it's not enough for him to earn a permanent move there. A £43.5m option to buy was inserted in his deal and neither party (James or Bayern) appear keen to get it over the line - so he's set to return back to Spain.
Zinedine Zidane is still in charge at the Bernabeu and with him being the man who initially shipped out the Colombian, he's expected to be on the move again. No one can doubt James' talent but he just needs to find a home where he can stay fit and get regular minutes under his belt.
It looks like he's going to be left in limbo once again and the next move is extremely vital for the progression of his career with him now at the age of 27. But where should he go? Let us know your thoughts @FootyAccums