Bayern Munich has agreed to a 2-year deal with Real Madrid to sign James Rodriguez on loan. This comes as a surprise as many clubs were linked with the Colombia international including Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, and PSG.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We are delighted to have realised this transfer. It was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s big wish to sign James Rodriguez, following their successful spell working together in Madrid.
“James is a versatile player. He’s dangerous in front of the goal, sets up a lot of strikes and takes great set pieces. Without a doubt, we’ve increased the quality of our squad with this transfer once again.”
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 11, 2017
Rodriguez was signed by Real Madrid back in July of 2014 for a reported £71 million after winning the Golden Boot in the World Cup that summer.
44 – James Rodriguez created 44 chances in la Liga 2016/17, only Toni Kroos (80) did better among the Merengue. Bayern. pic.twitter.com/twlWi3rQD5
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) July 11, 2017