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Ancelotti – ‘The most important thing, is that James puts the blue jersey on’

Ancelotti - 'The most important thing, is that James puts the blue jersey on' - Napoli, James Rodríguez

Following a failed move to Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez seems to have set course for Napoli, with the Serie A side seriously working on a deal for the midfielder.

Zinedine Zidane has no place for the Columbian star in the plans for next season, and will look to offload him to provide funds for other expected deals in the summer.

However, speaking to the press on Tuesday, Carlo Ancelotti had a go on several topics, including James Rodriguez’s proposed move to the Serie A club:

“​If James arrives, what role will he have? If he arrives I don’t know, we hope so.” He said.

“I know him very well, he can play in all the midfield positions. At Real I used him as a left midfielder, as a midfielder, or even on the right. Positioning is not a problem, he is adaptable, he plays in many positions.

“The important thing is that he puts the blue jersey on, the number on the back does not count. It takes, however, time and patience.

“Insigne for Icardi? ​No, I would not. Insigne is the captain of Napoli and we are all happy that he stays here.

“First year? ​I found myself very well, with the team, the city, the sports center. I consider it a year of adaptation, we want to be able to pull the best out of this.”

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