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Football: Real Madrid sign Colombian Rodriguez for $134m

Published on Jul 22, 2014 9:05 PM
 
Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba on June 24, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga football club said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (REUTERS) - Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga football club said on Tuesday.

"Real Madrid and AS Monaco have reached an agreement for the transfer of James Rodriguez that will see keep him at the club for the next six seasons," Real said in a statement on their website.

The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals, who will be presented at the Bernabeu later on Tuesday, is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.

No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros (S$134.2 million).

 
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