MADRID (SportingAlert) — Real Madrid have signed Colombian playmaking forward James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee of £63 million deal.
The club confirmed the capture of the 2014 World Cup star on its website at www.realmadrid.com.
Rodriguez had been linked with a move to several big clubs in Europe, but decided to join Real Madrid to play alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in what is expected to be a very powerful attack.
The 23-year-old World Cup 2014 Golden Boot winner agreed to a six-year deal after successfully passing a medical in Madrid on Tuesday morning.
Rodríguez played a massive role in Colombia’s exciting World Cup campaign, which was ended in defeat to Brazil in the quarter-finals. He scored six goals at the just concluded tournament.
He is scheduled to be unveiled in the Spanish capital later on Tuesday afternoon.
“The player will be presented today, Tuesday 22 July, at 20:00 CET (7pm), in the Santiago Bernabéu’s presidential box,” Real Madrid said.
“Following that, James Rodríguez will take his first steps on the Santiago Bernabéu’s pitch wearing the Real Madrid jersey and will then answer questions from the media outlets in attendance in the press room.”
Rodriguez will join fellow World Cup star Toni Kroos, who would the World Cup title with Germany.
2014 World Cup Golden Boot
1 Europa League (2011)
3 Portuguese Primiera Ligas (2011, 2012 and 2013)
1 Portuguese Cup (2011)
3 Portuguese Super Cups (2010, 2011 and 2012)
1 Argentina First Division: Apertura (2009)