Bayern Munich has announced the signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.
Rodriguez, 26, joins the Bavarians on a two-year loan deal.
Manchester United were reported to be keen on James but Bayern have swooped in to secure his services until June 2019.
IT’S OFFICIAL! #FCBayern have signed @jamesdrodriguez on a two-year loan deal. More to follow… #MiaSanMia #ServusJames pic.twitter.com/l6DToUrXxZ
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 11, 2017
On their website, Real Madrid wrote that the club “and Bayern Munich have agreed to the loan of the player James Rodríguez for the next two seasons, pending the relevant medical check-up.
“Bayern Munich reserves the right to purchase the player at the end of the loan period.”
“We are very happy that we were able to secure this transfer. The commitment of James Rodriguez was the great wish of our coach, Carlo Ancelotti, after both had already successfully worked together in Madrid,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
“James is a versatile player. He is dangerous, creates many chances and has a great standard of shooting. With this transfer, we have been able to raise the quality of our team.”