James Rodriguez Joins Everton
Everton is hopeful of completing an ambitious deal worth more than £20m for Real Madrid and Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez by the end of the week. The 29-year-old Colombian played under Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti at Spanish champions Real and Bayern Munich, the player have already passed his medicals at the club.
James Rodriguez, who has been marginalised under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, has been allowed to miss pre-season training to sort out his future. It would be Ancelotti’s first major signing since joining Everton in December after the sack Marco Silva. The Italian has so far done well to lift the Everton team from the relegation side to contending for the top ten teams in the English Premier League.
Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup after scoring six goals in five games. A three-year contract is under discussion as Everton look to pull off a transfer that would be regarded as a major coup and a powerful statement of intent as Ancelotti moves to reshape a side that finished 12th last season.
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