Manchester United are continually linked with making a move for a new star player that could help turn round their fortunes.
The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League and haven’t finished above fourth since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.
This is a stark departure for the 13-time top-flight champions and many believe the solution to this problem is big-money signings.
James Rodriguez is the latest name to be linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the Guardian reporting that his agent Jorge Mendes is looking to sort out a transfer.
United fans may be reticent to bringing in the Colombian playmaker, especially due to how the last player they recruited from Real Madrid performed.
Angel Di Maria headed to Manchester in August 2014 for £59.7m just three months after he was named man of the match in the Champions League final.
However, he failed to live up to his reputation and price tag during his time in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old only scored four goals in 32 appearances across all competitions for Man Utd.
Similarly, he contributed just ten assists and this is third-worst ever tally since heading to Europe.
Yet, there were off-field circumstances that contributed to the Argentine struggling at Old Trafford and the same should not be expected of Rodriguez.
Di Maria struggled with relocating to the north west, including having his home broken into, and this led to him being unsettled at Old Trafford.
Mesut Ozil has proved it’s possible for Real Madrid players to come into the Premier League and rediscover the form that made them Galaticos.
The German international shone brightly before going off the boil, then came back strong with Arsenal after joining the Londoners in 2013, but has 18 Premier League assists to his name this term