Agreement between Botafogo and Al Rayyan: James Rodríguez must give the 'yes' to play in the Brasileirao

Agreement between Botafogo and Al Rayyan: James Rodríguez must give the 'yes' to play in the Brasileirao

The daily Al Raya of Qatar provided details of the negotiations between Al Rayyan and Botafogo. The only thing missing is the agreement between the Brazilian club and James Rodríguez

Agreement between Botafogo and Al Rayyan: James Rodríguez must give the ‘yes’ to play for the Brasileirao

James Rodríguez approaches Botafogo from Brazil. (Photo: GEC)

The return of James Rodríguez to South America is close to materializing. Despite the desire to find a new opportunity in European football, the player hopes to relaunch his career in a competitive league like Brazil. According to reports coming from Qatar, Botafogo is progressing satisfactorily in negotiations with Al Rayyan.

This Saturday, the newspaper Al Raya provided details of the conversations between the institutions based in Brazil and Qatar. According to the information released by the aforementioned source, Al Rayyan would have accepted the proposal launched by Botafogo for the midfielder, who has a contract with the Asian team.

The 'Fogao' offered 5 million euros to get the Colombian pass and the Qataris gave their approval for that figure. So, after the agreement between the clubs, the next step is to know the response of James Rodríguez, who must negotiate issues related to salary and bonuses.

About this, the Colombian journalist Pipe Sierra assured that John Textor, a strong man of the Rio de Janeiro entity, finalizes details directly as the offensive midfielder. That is to say, if both characters balance numbers, the pass from the 'coffee grower' to the Brasileirao will be a reality in a matter of days.

In fact, between Textor contacted Rodríguez to offer him to join Botafogo and, incidentally, explain what the Brazilians' project is. “James told me that he is looking for a new challenge. We talked, I hope I can convince you. But it's not just a famous name, it has to play ball”, indicated the owner in dialogue with SporTV.

The On March 5, James Rodríguez played 85 minutes with Al Rayyan in the Emir Cup. Since then, the midfielder disappeared from the Qatar club's calls. Of course, the athlete was active that same month with the Colombian team at the end of the Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and even scored a goal against Venezuela.