World Cup star James Rodríguez signs 6-year contract with Real Madrid

By Andrew Wilson,

One of the break out stars of this year’s World Cup, and winner of the Golden Boot for most goals scored during the tournament, Colombian James Rodríguez has signed a 6-year contract with Spanish team supergiant Real Madrid.

According to The Guardian, the former AS Monaco player was signed for a transfer fee of 63 million pounds, or just under $108 million. The transfer fee sets a record for the fourth largest transfer fee, including behind new teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 23-year-old break out star will wear the iconic number 10 jersey, last worn by German star Mesut Özil, who is now with English club Arsenal.

Rodríguez joins a long list of soccer titans on Real Madrid including Ronaldo, and most recent signing, Toni Kroos, another break-out star on the German World Cup team. Kroos and Rodríguez are set to be a super-duo in the midfield for Real Madrid.

Rodríguez passed his physical on Tuesday morning, July 22, and is set to start training with the team on Aug. 1.

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