Confirmed: James Rodriguez joins Bayern

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James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich from Real Madrid on a two-year loan deal, the champions have announced. The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with six goals.The Colombian’s future has been in doubt at Bernabeu after he was left out of Real’s squad for the champions league final win over Juventus. He has been linked to Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain.

We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Signing James Rodriguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish, following their successful spell working together in Madrid. “James is a very versatile player. He’s a goalscorer himself, he sets up a lot of goals and on top of that he’s great from set-pieces. There’s no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our team. A statement on Bayern’s website says the attacking midfielder will join his new team mates on Sunday for Bayern’s 12-day Audi Summer tour to China and Singapore.

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