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Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by ogbiwa: 6:29am On Sep 08
Everton have signed Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid in a deal worth £20m.

The 29-year-old joins the Toffees on a two-year contract, with the option for a further season.

He joined Real Madrid from Monaco in 2014 after winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Brazil that summer.

"I am really, really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well," said Rodriguez.

"I'm looking forward to achieving great things here - and winning things, which is what everyone's aim is.

"I've come here to try to improve, to get better. I've also come here to help the team to win, to play good football - entertaining football."

Rodriguez, who was entering the last year of his contract with the Spanish champions, featured 14 times for Zinedine Zidane's side last season.

It is the third time he has been signed by Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti, having joined the Italian at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

"I'm convinced, with Carlo and his technical staff, we can achieve big things and one of the big reasons [I signed] was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti," Rodriguez added.

"I have enjoyed some great times with him previously at two different clubs. That was a massive reason to come here."

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."

Rodriguez is part of an ambitious Ancelotti rebuilding programme at Everton, with the Toffees having signed Napoli's combative Brazil international Allan and agreed a fee for Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Colombian has been marginalised under Zidane at the Bernabeu and was allowed to miss pre-season training to sort out his future.

Ancelotti, who became Everton boss last December, has been the driving force behind the deal, with Rodriguez attracted by the idea of working with the Italian once more.

Rodriguez won two La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues with Real but was then loaned to Bayern for two seasons, winning the Bundesliga in both campaigns.

He returned to the Bernabeu last term but featured just eight times in La Liga and scored one goal.

Rodriguez had already established a strong reputation across Europe before 2014, courtesy of his time at Porto and Monaco.

He won the Portuguese league three years running before the age of 21, during which time he became the youngest to win the division's player of the year award, aged 20, in 2012, before Monaco bought him for £38.5m.

He scored 10 goals and made 14 assists in 38 appearances for Monaco before impressing on the global stage, scoring six goals to win the World Cup Golden Boot in Brazil in 2014 and secure a move to Real Madrid.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53992937

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by ogbiwa: 6:30am On Sep 08
Another good addition to the premier league

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by ValCon888: 6:34am On Sep 08
Madrid killed guy's career.

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Kriss216: 6:36am On Sep 08
ValCon888:
Madrid killed guy's career.
Madrid helped his career, rather.

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by athaboi(f): 6:38am On Sep 08
I remember this James at the Brazil world cup...he did very well but seem to have struggled at club level after his performance

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 6:40am On Sep 08
Lols,

Madrid is not an easy club, such a player like James only featured 14 times.

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by blazepascal(m): 6:45am On Sep 08
James is actually declining

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by northvietnam(m): 6:51am On Sep 08
Every body wan play Madrid ...

Oh Madrid is my dream club..

James u see ur life now.

Another mumu boy again na luka Jovic, that one na Swansea go soon sign am

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by solonubinho(m): 6:51am On Sep 08
OP its £22million not 20 million

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by thundafire: 6:52am On Sep 08
My foolish Manchester United are busy trying to buy all the players and bring in none,no right back,or left back or attacker. I hope we start well.

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by tardell007(m): 6:53am On Sep 08
Fall from grace damn

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Timekeeper: 6:53am On Sep 08
Wow. Nice one
Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Uyi168(m): 6:53am On Sep 08
..
Upon all the players Everton dey buy, them nor dey dea reach anywhere for table.. angry

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Guyman02: 6:53am On Sep 08
He has always done well with Carlo Ancelotti as coach

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by newguy1(m): 6:53am On Sep 08
All this team spending like Father Christmas better start performing because team like Everton n Seville or not so different n Seville is achieving yl Everton nko keep spending

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by yenereal(m): 6:53am On Sep 08
From gr... to gr...

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by wizkidblogger(f): 6:54am On Sep 08
Interesting...
Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Anaerobi(m): 6:54am On Sep 08
Football is sometimes funny.
the same James that big epl clubs wants on a big mega money, now sold for 20.
same thing happened to Fekir.... that's football sha.... but James is just bigger than Everton.

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by GreenArrow1(m): 6:55am On Sep 08
Wow! Would never have imagined James playing for a club like Everton. Football sha.

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by hadewest0(m): 6:56am On Sep 08
ogbiwa:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53992937
wow great, the guy get talent. but RM suffer him talent

Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Timekeeper: 6:56am On Sep 08
northvietnam:
Every body wan play Madrid ...

Oh Madrid is my dream club..

James u see ur life now.
Hi
Another mumu boy again na luka Jovic, that one na Swansea go soon sign am

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Timekeeper: 6:57am On Sep 08
Uyi168:
..
Upon all the players Everton dey buy, them nor dey dea reach anywhere for table.. angry

grin grin grin grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy grin

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Topmaike007(m): 6:58am On Sep 08
ValCon888:
Madrid killed guy's career.
get out you're saying trash... So if a player is not playing to the coach taste, he will keep on playing him and the team will be loosing

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by heykims(m): 6:58am On Sep 08
20million for this World Cup superstar?

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Thankgod2020: 6:58am On Sep 08
smiley.. i wish him a lovely career. Everton fc are up to great things.


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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by Nanavati(m): 6:59am On Sep 08
good addition to EPL
Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by cana882(m): 6:59am On Sep 08
Good one. Woodward would have brought this guy to Manchester. He would have been a good addition to the squad, especially regarding experience and squad rotation.

Woodward to Man Utd fans:

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by 4tomandchi: 7:01am On Sep 08
With the movement in and around premier league clubs the new season will be one of the most interesting and keenly contested one.

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by fredoooooo: 7:01am On Sep 08
Re united with Ancelloti

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by spy24(m): 7:01am On Sep 08
Everton and West Ham are same thing no matter who they buy
They will not still do better than mid table

They are the Most over hyped mid table teams

In England

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by stanisbaratheon: 7:02am On Sep 08
Big manager is big manager.

Would Sam Aladyce have been able to attract names like James and Alan to Everton?? The answer is NO

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Re: Everton Sign James Rodriguez From Real Madrid For £20 Million by manny4u(m): 7:02am On Sep 08
Big coaches attracts big players, Carlo Ancelloti just proof that at Everton. I think Carlo is one of the big Coaches that have big criminally underrated. Fraudiola would never go to a club like Everton with a tight budget and test himself.

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