James Rodriguez has accomplished a summer season switch to Everton, the Premier League membership have introduced.
Rodriguez, the Colombia midfielder, reunites with Carlo Ancelotti after working with him whereas enjoying for Actual Madrid and Bayern Munich.
He joins from Los Blancos on a two-year contract, with the choice of a 3rd yr, in a deal value greater than £20million, and eventually leaves the Bernabeu six years after becoming a member of within the wake of profitable the Golden Boot on the 2014 World Cup.
Ancelotti has been determined to re-sign his former star playmaker, and Rodriguez turns into the Italian’s second main signing as Everton supervisor following the £21m arrival of Allan from Napoli.
The Toffees boss has lengthy spoken extremely of the 29-year-old, lauding his ‘true high quality’ whereas attempting to signal Rodriguez for Napoli final summer season.
He has equally been praised by a lot of his former managers, together with Actual boss Zinezine Zidane and in addition Jupp Heynckes, who referred to as Rodriguez a ‘godsend’ for Bayern Munich throughout his two-year mortgage spell in Bavaria between 2017 and 2019.
Rodriguez is aiming to win silverware at Everton.
He stated: “I’m actually, actually comfortable to be at this nice membership, a membership with a lot historical past, and right here with a supervisor who is aware of me rather well.
“I’m trying ahead to attaining nice issues right here – and profitable issues, which is what everybody’s goal is.
“I’ve come right here to attempt to enhance, to get higher. I’ve additionally come right here to assist the crew to win, to play good soccer – entertaining soccer.
“I’m satisfied, with Carlo and his technical workers, we will obtain massive issues and one of many massive causes [I signed] was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti.
“I’ve loved some nice instances with him beforehand at two totally different golf equipment. That was an enormous motive to come back right here.”