James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich on two-year loan

Romelu Lukaku choosing Manchester United will not stop Chelsea selling Diego Costa

Another piece of the summer transfer jigsaw puzzle has slotted into place as Bayern Munich signed Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal.

Real Madrid had a tremendous campaign in 2016/17, their best for about 15 years, but James was mostly just a witness to all of that success.

James has been heavily linked towards the Premier League with Manchester United and Chelsea in the line-up for the South American player.

Rummenigge's comments only served to fan the flames of expectation, and then today Bayern made it official. James RodrĂ­guez will sign his contract in Munich once the obligatory medical has been successfully completed.

The manager has ushered in a hugely successful era at Real Madrid. The forward moved to La Liga in the wake of a string of impressive performances for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup. James's introduction automatically enhances the team's chances of scoring and more so, alleviates the pressure from Thiago Alcántara and Arturo Vidal, who collectively put up five goals throughout the entire competition. Their key creative forces in the front line are 33 year-old Arjen Robben and 34 year-old Franck Ribery.

With Real no longer under a transfer ban and Rodriguez struggling to get the game time he would enjoy elsewhere, the timing of the deal makes sense and Zidane is free to invest in a replacement. But, Carlo Ancelotti's men have moved quickly to beat them and others to the Colombian playmaker.

James' departure now opens the door for Real Madrid to confirm the signing of Dani Ceballos from Betis.

In fact, James has found himself in and out of the starting line-up, especially since Galacticos legend Zinedine Zidane took over at the helm.

Rodriguez reunites with coach, Carlo Ancelotti as a result.

No matter the talent at Ancelotti's disposal during the pair's season together at the Santiago Bernabeu there always seemed to be space for James in the line-up. No matter how many goals he scored or created it was never going to be enough to elbow his way back into the first team.

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