James Rodriguez has been a target of Manchester United and looks increasingly likely to exit Real Madrid this summer - that is if what his step-father said is the truth.
The Colombia international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer according to reports suggesting he would be among a double £128m raid on Real Madrid from United's boss Jose Mourinho.
Media outlets claims a £64m deal for Rodriguez could be announced as early as Sunday.
And the forward's stepdad, Juan Carlos Restrepo, reckons moving away from the Bernabeu for first-team football is the best move for Rodriguez.
“I’m sure James knows about how few minutes he’s been getting,” he said on Cadena SER
“I, as a father, prefer him to be a starting player in a different team than being a substitute at Real Madrid.”
But the midfielder's step-dad does not think Rodriguez is being forced out of the team by Gareth Bale.
“James gets into different areas of play, something you don’t get with Bale,” Restrepo added.
Rodriguez has made only 21 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid since the start of this season, but has still impressed when given the opportunity, scoring eight times and providing six assists.