Real confirm James transfer

2014-07-22 14:19
James Rodriguez (AFP)
Cape Town - After successfully completing his medical, James Rodriguez is the latest signing for Real Madrid as they look ahead of the 2014/15 season.

Sport24 reported earlier today that James Rodriguez was in Madrid for his medical ahead of his move from Monaco to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have now confirmed the signing of Colombian striker James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup, from Monaco on a six season contract.

Neither team gave the transfer fee, but Spanish media have spoken of a figure of between £60 million and £70 million.

Rodriguez, 23, scored six goals for Colombia at the World Cup to win the Golden Boot award.

The 23-year-old will be unveiled at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium at 8 pm (SA time), the club said in a statement.

Shortly before the announcement, Rodriguez posed for pictures and gave the thumbs up sign as he left a Madrid clinic where he underwent medical tests.

"I am very happy. We will talk later," he told reporters.

He had only been at Monaco for one year but his sizzling performance at the World Cup made him the number one target for many European clubs.

In a poll released Monday, his volley against Uruguay in the last 16 was declared goal of the tournament by more than four million voters -- three quarters of those who took part.

The goal established the global reputation of the young playmaker, who cost Monaco 45 million euros (60 million dollars) when he signed from FC Porto of Portugal.

The club took to Twitter to welcome the player: 

Read more on:    real madrid  |  la liga  |  james rodriguez  |  soccer

Dolly stars in 'Downs win

2015-10-03 22:59


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Lood leads heavy Bok assault
Hosts England crash out of RWC
Cotter takes loss on the chin
'Basic' Bok plan worked well
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.