Everton Confirms Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez On A Three-Year Plan.
Real Madrid and Everton have reached accordance to bring James Rodriguez to Goodison Park for the next three seasons.
A breakthrough for the Toffees who are expected a double signing before the end of the week. Recently announcing that Napoli midfielder Allan will be joining the club, it appears so will summer target, James Rodriguez.
As per talkSPORT, the player will join on a three-year deal and has already completed his medical. Surprisingly for the move to happen, the Columbian international took a massive pay cut in his wages.
The Colombian international has agreed a three-year deal with the Premier League side, where he will be reunited with Carlo Ancelotti – who he has previously worked under at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Rodriguez has already passed his medical and is understood to have taken a significant pay cut to sign for the Merseyside outfit. (Via: talksport.com)
This proves the once-coveted attacker was desperate for a move out of Spain and desired a reunion with a manager who always finds a use for him. Regular football was in order for the 29-year-old, and Merseyside is where he will get it.
Also, at the end of the deal, Real Madrid are more than happy to offload the outcast who was unfavoured at the Bernabeu by Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman made it known he was never a part of his plans.
This would go down as Everton’s marquee signing of the summer. The deal is said to be worth £20 million. This represents some of the better business the Toffees have done in the market, having signed the 2014 Fifa World Cup Golden Boot winner for just £20m.
James Rodriguez has experience playing for the highest honours in the Champions League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and on the World’s biggest stage, the World Cup. Twenty million is a steal but with a year left on his contract, could fell both clubs won in the end.
Normally Everton would be four or five new incomings down and getting ready to lose their opening four fixtures. With Carlo Ancelotti, there is more stability at Goodison Park.
Not heavily active in the market but bringing in a couple of players who know what the Premier League winning manager wants to be done on the pitch.