German football club Bayern Munich have signed Colombian footballer James Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal with a permanent transfer option.
Many football clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus were interested in taking him in their teams but Bayern managed seal out the deal to sign Rodriguez leaving behind other big clubs. Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez had held out a huge price tag of 70 M Euro if any club wanted Rodriguez in their team.
Image: Bayern Munich signs Real Madrid star James Rodriguez
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But, Bayern's coach Carlo Ancelotti played a perfect pitch and succeeded to unite with Real and signed the twenty-five-year-old Columbian midfielder in his team for a relatively less fee than what was designated by Real Madrid.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 11, 2017
According to sources, The German club has agreed to pay €5 million per annum and can pay €35.2 million if they want to make it permanent in 2019 after completion of two year loan period.
Rodriguez new teammates welcomed him with tweets. Recently, Bayern Munich player, Mats Hummels posted a tweet welcoming Rodriguez:
— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) July 11, 2017
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:
"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."
James was successful in showing off his football talent in World Cup 2014 in Brazil and drove his country to the quarter finals that earned him a place in the prestigious club Real Madrid. He is one of the highest paid athletes in the world and has a net worth of $14.9M.
The 25-year-old married his girlfriend, a volleyball player Daniela Ospina in 2010 and he is a proud father of a daughter, Salome.
You might see Rodriguez playing in Bundesliga for the first time on Aug 18, 2017, as Bayern start defense of their title with a home match against Bayer Leverkusen.