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Rodriguez responds to speculations surrounding Everton future

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There have been suggestions that the Colombia international hasn’t settled in England and could leave after just one season.

James Rodriguez has rubbished claims that he is unhappy in the Premier League and is considering a move away at the end of the season.

Rodriguez reunited with his former manager Carlo Ancelotti after jumping ships from Real Madrid to Everton during the summer of 2020.

The 29-year-old has been a pivotal presence for the Merseyside outfit since then, scoring five goals and registering eight assists in 21 appearances across all competitions.

The latest of his appearances and assists came in his side’s historic 2-0 victory over Liverpool as he set Richarlison up for an early opener.

Inconsistency, however, remains a concern for the Colombian playmaker which has given rise to suggestions he is still feeling unsettled in his new surroundings and rumors of a possible move away.

“I am happy. We all know it is a new stage for me,” Rodriguez told Marca Claro, playing down the suggestions and exit rumors.

“At almost 30 years old, I am fine. I am happy for every new thing that is added to my life. It all adds up.

“It was tough [against Liverpool]. Everyone knows that Liverpool is a great team. I think they are in the top three teams of those who play good football.

“I’m happy to have helped my team win. Everton haven’t won [at Anfield] since 1999, so we’ve made history.

“I’m happy I was there. I hope we can continue this well.”

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