James Rodriguez finally joins Everton from Real Madrid for £22m

James Rodriguez finally joins Everton from Real Madrid for £22m

- James Rodriguez is now officially an Everton player after completing a move from Real Madrid

- The Colombian international was sidelined by Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane last season

- The 29-year-old won two La Liga and two Champions League titles at the Bernabeu

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James Rodriguez has joined Everton from Real Madrid for £22 million after many weeks of speculation.

The Colombian midfielder signed a two-year deal with the option to extend his contract at Goodison Park for a further year.

The 29-year-old has played with Los Blancos in the last six seasons since winning the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup.

James Rodriguez finally joins Everton from Real Madrid for £22m

James Rodriguez finally joins Everton from Real Madrid for £22 million. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And he was entering the last year in his contract at the Bernabeu before sorting out his future for the summer.

"I am really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well," said Rodriguez on the Everton website.

"I'm looking forward to achieving great things here - and winning things, which is what everyone's aim is."

Rodriguez will now be playing under Carlo Ancelotti for the third time having joined the Italian boss at Madrid and Bayern Munich.

He managed to play 14 times for Zinedine Zidane's side last season and scored one goal, but he was assured of first team football under Ancelotti.

The former FC Porto and Monaco midfielder won two Spanish league titles and two Champions Leagues with Real and won three Portuguese league titles.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that James Rodriguez is set to make a sensational move to Real Madrid's rival Atletico Madrid for just £13.5 million, reports from Spain claim.

The Colombian's future at the Santiago Bernabeu remains in doubt despite showing glimpses of his quality, particularly in his early years at the club.

The 29-year-old's performances at the 2014 World Cup earned him a move to the Spanish capital.

However, the former Monaco midfielder has failed to settle down in Zinedine Zidane's squad and does not look like he would be guaranteed a place in the first-team in the future.

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