Real Madrid flop James Rodriguez wants to remain at Allianz Arena despite struggling to settle early in the season.

The 26-year-old Colombia international joined the Bundesliga champions on a two-year loan deal from Madrid, with the option for the German club to make the move permanent.

James has played more under the team’s new boss Jupp Heynckes, unlike when the team was coached by Ancelotti, and now hopes to remain in Bavaria.

“I’ll stay here… I am very happy in Munich,” he was quoted as saying by Kicker.

“I don’t want to think about something else.”

Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, he said: “I have a very good feeling in the team. I hope things also go well in the second half of the season because I still want to achieve a lot with this team.”

“Jupp Heynckes is a top coach – second to none in the world. We speak a lot and it obviously helps me that he speaks Spanish.

“I slowly found my rhythm. It helped that I got so much playing time.

“I like the Bundesliga stadiums a lot; they are always full. You also play against very good teams. It’s a top league.”

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