James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich on a two year loan deal from Real Madrid,the said move also includes an option for Bayern Munich to buy James Rodriguez.The Colombian won the golden boot at the 2014 World Cup but has fallen out of favor with the European champions.
The deal to bring the attacking middlefielder to Bayern Munich was announced on Tuesday afternoon,subject to James Rodriguez passing a medical. German media reports have estimated the buy-out clause to be just over €35 million euros and Rodriguez' wage to be 5 million euros per year.
James Rodriguez who is 25-year-old joined Real from Monaco after a stunning World Cup where he won the golden boot and was named in the team of the tournament. At the time, the €80 million euro fee made him the third most expensive player of all time.
JAMES RODRIGUEZ JOINS BAYERN MUNICH
He made 46 appearances under Ancelotti at Real and scored 17 goals, adding 18 assists. Rodriguez fell down the pecking order under Ancelotti's predecessors Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane but still managed to produce when he did get the chance, racking up eight goals and six assists in just over 1000 La Liga minutes this season.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that the club was very happy.
"We are very happy that we were able to complete this transfer. The capture of James Rodríguez was the great wish of our coach Carlo Ancelotti after both had worked together successfully in Madrid,"
The CEO also said that the player will boost the teams performance .
"James is a versatile player. He offers a goal threat, takes many shots and on top of that shoots with great accuracy. With this transfer, we can increase the quality of our team even further."
Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Juventus were among the clubs linked with Colombia international in recent weeks as Madrid president Florentino Perez reportedly held out for a fee of at least €70 million.