Speaking to Rio Ferdinand on The Locker Room, Real Madrid player James Rodríguez has revealed that he knew his options at Real Madrid were going to be limited this season, but the Colombian had no other option but to stay.

I stayed on at Real Madrid this year but last summer I got a great offer from a club, but I don’t want to say the name of the club. I knew that I wasn’t going to play much here (at Madrid) but I haven’t been allowed to leave for several reasons. So, basically I’m here this year because of the circumstances not because I wanted to be. Hopefully, in the future I’ll be able to play more.”