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James Rodrigues signed by Bayern Munich on two-year loan

James Rodrigues signed by Bayern Munich on two-year loan
Written by Shubham Jain

James Rodriguez has been signed by Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy which means that, Bayern will have an option to buy the Rodriguez at the end of the loan deal. The deal between Real Madrid midfielder and Bayern is worth 9 Million Euros with a buy back clause of  31 Million Euros in 2019. The Real Madrid forward will now play for German champions after playing at the Spanish capital for three seasons. The 25-year old joined Real Madrid from Monaco for £71million with a six-year contract in July 2014.

Chairman of Bayern Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that it was the biggest wish of their coach Carlo Ancelotti to sign the Columbian and they are delighted that they have been able to complete the transfer.

The Colombian captain James Rodriguez was the top scorer of the FIFA World Cup 2014, Bayern have won last five Bundesliga titles. He will join Bayern squad immediately to travel on the 12-day tour in China and Singapore.

He found his playing time limited and made just 111 competitive appearances for the Madrid, scoring 36 goals and providing 41 assists, but made just 22 appearances in La Liga last season and was not named in the 18-man squad that beat Juventus in the Champions League final last season.

Just hours after the move was announced, Rodriguez tweeted: ‘Dear Madridistas I am overwhelmed with gratitude after three wonderful years of proudly wearing this shirt.

‘I have love in my heart.’

While Bayern Munich seemed very excited on twitter, they expressed their excitement in a series of tweets on their twitter handle.

 

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