Colombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a six-year-contract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020.
The Spanish giants on Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez’s signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region of 75-80 million euros, reports Xinhua.
The transfer makes James the third most expensive signing in the club’s history after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and his former club described the transfer as “one of the most important deals in history”.
James is another marquee signing for Real Madrid after he won the “Golden Boot” as the top scorer in the recent World Cup held in Brazil. He netted six times, despite Colombia being knocked out of the competition in the quarter-finals and his goal in the round-of-16 against Uruguay was voted the best goal of the tournament.
His arrival follows that of German international Tony Kroos, after the arrival of the World Cup winner was confirmed by Real Madrid last week.
Real Madrid are also close to signing Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas, another player who excelled in Brazil with the European Champions expected to meet the Costa Rican international`s buyout clause of 10 million euros.