Bayern Munchen has secured the services of Colombian James Rodriguez on a two year loan from Real Madrid.
The Bavarians have secured a player who joined Real Madrid in 2014 in a deal worth £71m and have an option to buy the player.
James joined Real Madrid from AS Monaco after putting up splendid performances in the 2014 FIFA World Cup but made just 22 league appearances for Los Blancos and indicated his desire to look elsewhere for regular action.
The 25-year old made a total of 111 appearances for Real Madrid but was not seen to be ahead of the young lads like Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez among others under Zinedine Zidane. The worst thing was that he was left out of the 18 man squad that played the Champions League final with Juventus at Cardiff.
Bayern Chairman, Karl Heinz Rummenigge said after capturing the player that scored 36 goals for Real Madrid and provided 41 assists during his three year stay at the club;
“Signing James Rodríguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish”. “We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer”, he continued.
Rummenigge added; “James is a very versatile player. He’s a goalscorer himself, he sets up a lot of goals and on top of that he’s great from set-pieces”. “There’s no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our team, he reiterated.
James Rodriguez will add some depth to the Bayern side that has won the last five German Bundesliga titles following the capture of Sebastian Rudy, Corentin Tolisso among other players this summer. He will join the squad for pre-season scheduled to take place at China and Singapore.
He will replace Douglas Costa who is joining Juventus on loan with option for buying at £40m.