Real Madrid completes Rodriguez’ signing
Real Madrid has announced the signing of World Cup star James Rodriguez on a six-year deal.
Madrid said on its official website that it has completed the transfer of the Colombian international from Monaco for €88 million.
The European champions had been linked with the creative midfielder since his impressive performance at the World Cup and he has now signed a contract until 2020 with the club after passing his medical, Goal reports.
Rodriguez started his professional career with Envigado and also wore the Banfield and Porto jerseys before joining Monaco for €45m last year.
He impressed in his first season at the Ligue 1 side, scoring nine goals in 34 league appearances to help Monaco to second place in the table and qualification for the Champions League.
The attacking midfielder was also one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup as he picked up the Golden Boot and the Goal of the Tournament award following his sublime performances for Colombia, earning himself a move to Madrid in the process.
He is the Madrid’s second signing of the summer after the previous capture of Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.
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