English Premier League club, Everton FC have announced the signing of Columbian midfielder, James Rodriguez from Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £22 million.
James Rodriguez has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third season in a move that sees him link up with Carlo Ancelotti for the third time, having played under him at Bayern Munich and Real. Madrid.
With one year remaining on his Real contract, James had been deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu by Zinedine Zidane.
“I’ve come here to try to improve, to get better. I’ve also come here to help the team to win, to play good football – entertaining football.’
“I’m convinced, with Carlo and his technical staff, we can achieve big things and one of the big reasons [I signed] was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti. James Rodriguez admitted.
Ancelotti signed James from Monaco as Real manager in 2014, but the former World Cup Golden Boot winner failed to truly establish himself in the Spanish capital, before going on a two-season loan to Bayern in 2017.