James Rodriguez has shocked world football and joined German giants Bayern Munich on a two year loan deal.
This comes as a huge shock to everyone, as James was widely expected to come to the Premier league this summer. A host of clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in buying James.
The Colombian was reported to be deemed surplus to Real Madrid’s requirements last season. After a promising debut season, Rodriguez’s Madrid career has fizzled out.
The nadir of his tenure at Madrid was last season Champions League final, when he was not even given a place in the squad.
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For someone who is expected to drive Colombia’s World Cup campaign, James understands that he will need to play regularly if he needs to be in peak condition heading into the tournament in Russia.
James was the star of the last World Cup, when he finished as the top scorer in Brazil.
Those dazzling performances in Brazil were the reason James earned himself a dream move to Real Madrid.
This move to Bayern will give James the opportunity to remain at an elite European club as well as help Madrid get one of their highest earners off the books.
Bayern have been very shrewd with this move, as no one had any idea that they were in the running for James’s signature.
This is not the first time that Bayern have shocked the football world. Bayern stunned everyone when they signed Pep Guardiola in a deal that turned out to be a huge success.
Let us see how James will fare at Munich.