The 30-year-old Everton player wanted to relocate, but his destination didn’t interest the Toffees, so he stayed.
In a tweet, Basaksehir discussed their fruitless attempt to acquire Rodriguez before the Turkish transfer market closed on Wednesday.
A club spokesperson announced, “We were unable to persuade James Rodríguez to join Başakşehir because of an agreement we reached with Everton.”
The Liverpudlians welcomed the Colombia international back on social media with a clip of him standing with Yerry Mina and new Venezuelan signing Salomon Rondon.
After a long hiatus caused by South American World Cup qualifying matches, the Colombian is returning to Everton.
Following his summer vacation, pictures emerged of Rodriguez enjoying his break on a yacht in Ibiza and vaping.
It is not clear if Rodriguez will see playing time for Everton this season.