Colombian international James Rodriguez is looking to stay on at Spanish giants Real Madrid despite a difficult second season with the club following a hyped move from French side Monaco two seasons back.
The striker was signed after a fine show in the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he finished as the top scorer, and flourished on his first season, scoring 13 goals in 29 matches under Carlo Ancelotti.
The 25-year-old, however struggled to replicate that form last term after largely falling out of favour under Rafael Benitez, then Zinedine Zidane, and he made just 17 starts in the league.
He has been linked with a move away from the club but speaking to Caracol TV, he indicated the desire to stay on and fight for his place.
“At Real Madrid this season I hope to play more. I want it to be a good season, and to perform at a high level,” he said.
The player has been linked with Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United.