- Both clubs have announced the deal
- The reported transfer fee is €25 million
- James signed a two-year deal with a club option for a third year
Real Madrid and Everton have both announced that the they have reached a deal for the transfer of James Rodriguez to the English club.
The two clubs have revealed what the transfer fee is but it’s reported to be around €25 million. James has signed a two-year deal, with a club option for a third year.
James joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 after his brilliant performances for Colombia in the FIFA World Cup. His Real Madrid debut season was superb but he never managed to keep his status as an undisputed starter after that campaign. Two years later, he joined Bayern on a two-season loan deal and then spent last year on the bench for Madrid.
James will now reunite with his favorite coach, Carlo Ancelotti. The two had previously worked together in James’ first season with Real Madrid and then again at Bayern Munich.
The move gives James an opportunity to revive his career. Real Madrid have made it their priority to sell players this summer and James and Bale were on top of that list. On top of the €25 million transfer fee, this means that the club will have not have to pay wages for a player that’s not needed by the coach.