The Colombian-born international, aged 30, arrived in Goodison Park on an unpaid transfer last summer. This allowed them to reunite for the third time with Carlo Ancelotti (then manager). He signed a deal for two years with the possibility of a third. This made him the highest-paid Everton player. Rodriguez spoke out about his disillusionment with Merseyside, speaking last week about the need to play wherever he is needed after Ancelotti moved to Real Madrid earlier in summer. Rodriguez shared the following Twitch comment: "I would enjoy playing wherever they want me to, I have already played in all of the leagues; I miss Italy, it would a good option." Everton aims to sign more Everton players before the summer transfer period. Rodriguez would be free to leave, which would give Rafa Benitez much-needed funds. Rodriguez is still not in the plans, but it is possible that he will play in Everton’s final preseason fixture against Manchester United.