James Rodriguez had a glittering World Cup campaign, scoring in every game - one of those goals being a long-range volley against Uruguay to earn him goal of the tournament. Not to mention the fact that he helped Colombia all the way to quarter-finals.
Rodriguez's fantastic campaign prompted Real Madrid to submit a massive offer - £62.6 million to be precise - which was accepted by French outfit AS Monaco, and the deal has been done.
After his world-class campaign in Brazil, there is no doubt Rodriguez is fit for one of the best clubs in the world, and will be a great asset with one of - if not the best attack on the planet alongside Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema and Di Maria.
However, the fact that Rodriguez is the fourth most expensive player ever behind Bale, Ronaldo and Suarez may play on his mind. He will be under an enormous amount of pressure to succeed at the Bernabeu.
Rodriguez did have a decent first and only season in France, scoring ten goals and creating twelve others during his short-lived participation in the so called 'AS Monaco revolution' alongside national teammate Radamel Falcao.
Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez was ecstatic with James' arrival:
“Alfredo came to our club from Colombia. Because of that I am hugely satisfied about the arrival of James. He led an extraordinary Colombian side during the World Cup. He was one of the sensations, he played brilliantly and his goals confirmed his status as one of the best players at the World Cup, where he won the Golden Boot and scored the best goal during the tournament”
Will James succeed at Madrid, or will he succumb to the gargantuan amount of pressure placed on him to succeed with the European Champions? Let us know!
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