Official: James Rodriguez Completes Bayern Munich Move

Real Madrid’s midfielder, James Rodriguez has completed a two-year loan deal moved to Bayern Munich.

The 25-year-old Colombia international signed for Real Madrid for £71m in 2014, and have been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu after he was left out of Real’s Champions League final squad, with Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United being potential suitors.

Speaking at his first press conference at the club, James said: “I am very happy to be here.”

“I am very happy to be the first Colombian to play for Bayern, I want to make history here!”

“I can play on the left, on the right or as a number 10. I will have to fight for my starting place.”

The Colombian captain will now reunite with his former boss at Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, who brought the Colombian captain from Monaco to the Spanish capital.

“We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer. Signing James Rodríguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish, following their successful spell working together in Madrid,” Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club’s official website.

Rummenigge continued: “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.”

The 2014 World Cup top scorer will join Bayern squad for their 12-day Audi Summer Tour to China and Singapore on Sunday.