Bayern Munich signs James Rodriguez from Real Madrid

The Bundesliga side says the 25-year-old James will sign his contract once he has successfully completed a medical examination.

11 July 2017 | 15:34

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 11 July 2017 | 15:34

In this April 9, 2016 file photo Real Madrid's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Eibar during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco,)

MUNICH: Bayern Munich has signed Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez on a two-year loan from Real Madrid with an option to make the loan permanent.

The Bundesliga side says the 25-year-old James will sign his contract once he has successfully completed a medical examination.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says, "signing James Rodriguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti's biggest wish, following their successful spell working together in Madrid." 

James joined Madrid from Monaco after a fine 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he finished as the tournament's top scorer with six goals.

He enjoyed his best season at Madrid with 17 goals in 46 competitive games under Ancelotti, but fell somewhat out of favor under his successor Zinedine Zidane.

Altogether he made 111 competitive appearances for Madrid, scoring 36 goals and providing 41 assists.


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