Rangers could realistically pursue a move to sign James Rodriguez this summer after journalist Christian Martin shared an interesting update.

The Colombia international – widely regarded as one of the best footballers around a few years ago – is currently a free agent after Olympiacos terminated his contract.

As Rodriguez trains alone to keep himself fit ahead of his next move, Martin has hinted that Ibrox could be the South American’s destination.

Rangers could afford James Rodriguez

Well – as reported by AS – both Rangers and Celtic could afford to bring Rodriguez to Scotland if they decided to pursue a move.

Martin said: “The English clubs have the money, the greats of Scotland too. No one would be deprived of at least evaluating the possibility of repatriating James to the UK. From our sources, the inquiries have been, through intermediaries, by Crystal Palace, by Bournemouth, by Everton.”

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As you can see, Rangers have not joined Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Everton in asking about Rodriguez’s situation.

However, it is stated that “the greats of Scotland” – which obviously includes Rangers – could afford him, so if Michael Beale decides to pursue the Colombian, there is no reason why a deal cannot happen.

Martin adds that Rodriguez – who has won the Champions League on two occasions – wants to stay in Europe rather than move to somewhere like the United States or Saudi Arabia, which adds to the possibility of him joining Rangers.

The 31-year-old earned £51,000-a-week at Olympiacos before his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

That is a fair bit more than the £37,000-a-week Connor Goldson earns at the moment, the highest salary on the wage bill at Ibrox.

Nevertheless, Rodriguez may be open to taking a pay cut as he finds himself at a crossroads in his career.

It seemed out of the equation that the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner could be playing in Scotland just a few weeks ago, but after Martin opened up the possibility, it is certainly worth keeping an eye on his situation.

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