The Colombian sensation James Rodriguez completes the trip from Madrid to the Merseyside shores after being announced as an Everton player.
James Rodriguez has finally been dubbed as an Evertonian after weeks of speculations since the transfer window opened. He has signed a two-year deal, with Real Madrid allowing the World Cup 2014 star to leave for £22 million.
This will be his third roadeo with Carlo Ancelotti after the pair worked together at Bayern Munich and Real Madrid prior to his Toffee move. The Italian boss has always made use of the Colombian and will find much use for him at Goodison Park. He needs his player now more than ever.
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Everton have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez for £22m from Real Madrid.
The 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third season in a move that sees him link up with Carlo Ancelotti for the third time, having played under him at Bayern Munich and Real. (Via: Via: Sky Sports)
Carlo needs to add more world-class quality to his side as they search for a way into the big boys’ room to find a seat at the big boys’ table, trying to reach the heights their successful neighbours have in recent years. The aim is Europe and Rodriguez will be a key ingredient to get into the top six or top four.
At one stage last season, the Blues from Liverpool were a couple of points off relegation, it ultimately led to the departure of manager Marco Silva and brought in the Premier League winner, Ancelotti, who saved Everton’s season from total disarray. They ended last season with a disappointing 49 points and in 12th place in the EPL standings.
A new stage for a new challenge in my career. Happy, eager to start and full of ambition, dedication and commitment.
He follows Allan, who also enjoys a reunion with Carlo Ancelotti after the two spent time together at Napoli. Two massive statements made by the English club in the signings of the South Americans.
Everton’s first fixture is against Tottenham where Ancelotti will face another ex-Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho. In the Merseyside outfit’s preseason preparations they drew their first outing 3-3 to Blackpool and then won the next against Preston North End 2-0.
A decent return ahead of the new campaign. They will be hoping their two new signings will be ready for the opener come Sunday 13.