Al Rayyan is already thinking about the 2022/23 campaign, possibly without one of his stars. The Qatari club began pre-season work this Tuesday, June 21, and the main absence was that of James Rodríguez, who would be looking for a new destination despite having a valid contract until mid-2024.
“Al Rayyan begins preparations for the new season hand in hand with the Chilean coach Nicolás Córdova”, said the trill of the team along with a video of the arrival of the players at the training ground and the first jobs.
For now, James’ future is uncertain. The ’10’ would have the intention of changing teams. This was reportedly communicated to the leadership of Al Rayyan and has sounded for different clubs such as Galatasaray, West Ham and Inter Miami, among others.
In the last campaign in Qatari football, James registered 15 appearances, 12 of them as a starter, between the local League and the Emir Cup, since he did not have minutes in the group stage of the AFC Champions League. The injuries prevented him from having the expected continuity, even so He scored 5 goals and gave 6 assists.
On August 3, the new season will begin for Al Rayyan at home against Al Shamal for the Qatar Stars League, since the round of 16 of the AFC Champions League in this part of the Asian continent are scheduled for February next year, a phase in which they will face Al Duhail from their own country.