James Rodriguez has thanked Real Madrid fans for their support during his 3 seasons during a club, as he joins Bayern Munich on a two-year loan understanding including an choice for a permanent squeeze in Jun 2019.
James, 25, assimilated from Monaco for €80 million following a glorious 2014 World Cup campaign, but, during times, was barracked by Los Blancos fans famous for awaiting a lot from a club’s costly superstars.
However, a Colombia general was applauded from a representation when replaced late in his final coming during a stadium, a 4-1 win over Sevilla that kept Zinedine Zidane’s side on march for a 2016-17 La Liga title, nonetheless he was afterwards not even on a dais in Cardiff as a group won their second uninterrupted Champions League trophy.
Following acknowledgment of a pierce to Bayern where he will reunited with former Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, he posted a chatter observant he was “full of gratitude” for how he had been perceived during his time in a Spanish capital.
“Dear madridistas we am full of gratitude, 3 noble years wearing this jersey with pride,” a chatter read. “I lift your love in my heart. Wishing we success.”
Queridos madridistas me embarga la gratitud, 3 años maravillosos vistiendo criminal orgullo esta camiseta. Llevo en el corazón su cariño. Éxitos. pic.twitter.com/vD5byXisIz
— James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) July 11, 2017
The chatter came with a video showcasing some of a some-more fantastic of a 36 goals James scored in 111 Madrid games, on his approach to winning 7 trophies including dual Champions Leagues and dual World Club Cups.
“Since we arrived there have been good moments, memorable moments, interjection to everybody — James Rodriguez,” a video’s content read.
With James’ time during Madrid clearly carrying come to a close, Madrid had been carefree of removing a send price of during slightest €70m this summer, with Manchester United and Chelsea among a clubs reported to have deliberate creation a bid.
However, Bayern were a usually bar to organisation adult their interest, and according to Sport Bild contributor Christian Falk a Bundesliga giants will compensate an annual loan price of €5m and can afterwards compensate €35.2m to make a understanding permanent in Jun 2019.
Marca adds that James’ full income of €8m a year will be paid by a Bavarians during a loan period.
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football author who covers La Liga and a Spain inhabitant group for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan