The Colombia midfielder is midway through a two-season loan with Bayern Munich.
And James' father, Juan Carlos Restrepo, told El Larguero: "At Bayern they treated him very well, he had an excellent season, he played very consistently, I think, unless there is no last minute decision, he is bound to respect his contract.
"James is very well, he is quiet, he continues with his growth process and is reloading his energy for what will be a season of hard work in Europe.
"By CR7 leaving Real, now some changes will come, with Cristiano's departure, with the arrival of Professor Lopetegui there will be moments of transition in Madrid.
"I think that Lopetegui's is a style of play that benefits players like James."