Former Bayern Munich captain Stefan Effenberg has said that Colombian star James Rodriguez should leave the club in order to pick up more game time.
“James should recognise that the right path for him is to leave Bayern,” wrote Effenberg in his column for the German news website T-online on Thursday.
Bayern have the option to buy Rodriguez permanently for 42 million euros ($47.1m). Rodriguez has started on the bench in 11 of his 24 league appearances this season, and has only played the full 90 minutes on three occasions.
“He has to play and enjoy his football, but he cannot do that if he is only allowed to play seven, 10, 12 or 15 minutes at a time,” wrote Effenber