- James Rodriguez on the verge of being confirmed as Al-Ryan player
- The Colombian is set to end his nightmare at Premier League side Everton
- The Toffees are set to get James’ £200,000 a week salary from his finance bill
- Qatari side Al-Rayyan teased the midfielder’s signing on Twitter on Wednesday
Al-Ryan is expected to confirm the signing of James Rodriguez from Everton after completing his medical.
The Qatari side, coached by former France and Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc, teased the announcement of their new recruit on social media ahead of their match with Al Saad on Wednesday evening.
James traveled to the Middle East for talks on Sunday after being initially reluctant to make a move to the Qatari Stars league.
Everton outcast James Rodriguez to be confirmed as Al-Ryan player on Wednesday
The Colombian (right) is not in favor of Goodison Park and has yet to appear this season
Everton are keen to take down his £220,000-a-week salary to ease their financial fairplay concerns and have been informed he is not involved in manager Rafa Benitez’s plans.
Al Rayan initially proposed a loan deal following proposed moves by former club Porto and Turkish side Basaksehir.
Negotiations on the transfer and payment structure are being finalized as the 30-year-old Colombian was reassured that it was his best chance to play regular football in the coming months.
Rafa Benitez (above) informs James at the start of the campaign that he is not in his plans
Rodriguez arrived at Goodison Park from Real Madrid 12 months ago to join former Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti, with the signing generating much excitement among Toffee supporters.
A stellar start to life at Everton saw the Colombian score three goals and three assists in his first six Premier League games, but his debut campaign in England has since been ruined by calf injuries and disproportionately.
Benítez replaces Ancelotti, who returned to former club Real earlier this summer, and the Spanish coach gave Rodriguez a chance to prove his worth in the pre-season.
Despite a few appearances, the midfielder was informed by Benitez that he was no longer needed at Merseyside and has been looking for a new club since the start of the Premier League season.
Rodriguez’ Toffee career started off fine but now has surplus for Merseyside requirements
Benitez refused to call Rodriguez for Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Aston Villa, even though the Everton boss gave only eight substitutes instead of nine in the match-day squad, with Toffees currently in an injury crisis .
sportsmail It was revealed last month that the 30-year-old had been offered a swap deal with FC Porto winger Luis Diaz, but a move for the Colombian player failed to go through.
Rodriguez’s overall Everton record saw him score six goals in 26 appearances, recording nine assists in his only season at Goodison Park.