James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich on loan

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.”

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.