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Everton complete €25m signing of James Rodriguez

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

20:00 7 Sep 2020

Everton have completed the signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.

The Colombian forward is believed to have cost the Merseysiders £22million (€25m)

He's agreed a two-year contract, with the option for a further 12-months.

Goodison boss Carlo Ancelotti also signed Rodriguez when he was in charge at Real, and the pair also worked together at Bayern Munich in 2017.

The arrival of Rodriguez follows that of former Napoli midfielder Allan.

"I’m a winner… a real winner. I like to win things and I’m convinced we can have a great season," Rodriguez told Everton TV.

"I know we have a very talented squad, full of top players, and, I think, with the additions we’re making during this transfer window, it’s going to make us even stronger.

“Carlo Ancelotti was very keen to bring me here and has worked hard to bring that about.

"Now it is down to me to perform well, to play well, to bring my A -game to this club and bring that winning mentality, to make sure everyone in the Club believes we can win trophies.

“That is what we will be striving for.

“It is very good to feel wanted.

“You feel that desire even more to perform at your highest level all the time to repay that confidence and faith.

“I realise people have put a lot of effort into trying to sign me."

Rodriguez becomes the second Colombian international at Goodison, joining his international team-mate, Yerry Mina.

His biggest fan Ancelotti said, "James, as everyone knows, is a fantastic player with a lot of quality and a lot of ability to make assists for the strikers.

“He’s really excited about the project of the Club and the fact we want to improve. He was really excited to sign and I didn’t spend time to convince him - he was already convinced.

“Players like James and Allan can help us to be better and we can help them to be better. This kind of connection can be helpful to improve the results, the team and results of this Club

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