Everton manager Rafael Benitez has pointed out that James Rodriguez’s departure gives the club more money to build their own squad.
The Colombia international has moved to Qatari club Al-Rayyan. After being rumored to move the team hard since Carlo Ancelotti parted ways with the team until finally moving the team as satisfying.
The departure of one of the highest-paid players on the team gives the Spaniard the view. That the team will have the opportunity to use the money to reinforce the squad.
“Yes, I think so. Yesterday I spoke to Mr Moshiri just to make sure we did the right thing. They are eager to spend the money and upgrade the team,” Benitez said.
For James, he made 26 appearances last season with six goals and nine assists. But has not been involved in the squad this season due to injury.
Rafael Benitez has pointed out that James Rodriguez’s departure
“That is the Premier League, that is Everton Football Club, that is intensity from day one until the last day, and then when you have a player in the situation that we have. That can be available just 50 per cent of the games, overall, in the Premier League. It is not something that we can manage easily.
“We have to maximise the resources that we have, and that is the situation.”
Benitez – who succeeded Carlo Ancelotti who brought Rodriguez to Everton – added with regard to the playmaker: “It is not easy to find good offers when you want. You have to manage the offers when they are there. And that was the time.
“We couldn’t find the right ones before, that was the right one for him. He’s happy with that and we have to do it because we have to maximise our resources and then we have to be sure the long-term future of the club is protected.”