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Football: Rodriguez goal consecrated as Real speculation mounts

Published on Jul 22, 2014 6:33 AM

MADRID (AFP) - James Rodriguez’s spectacular volley against Uruguay was crowned the best goal of the World Cup on Monday as speculation mounted that he will soon be unveiled as Real Madrid’s latest big money signing.

Spanish sports dailies Marca and As said Real had agreed a deal worth between 75 and 80 million euros (S$125 million to S$134 million) with the Colombian striker’s French club Monaco and he could be presented as a new signing on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old is waiting in Europe for the call to Madrid while his teammates prepare for a pre-season friendly in Miami, the reports said.

Rodriguez became the hot property of the World Cup with his six goals that gave him the Golden Boot for the top scorer.

Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring Colombia's fourth goal during the Group C football match between Japan and Colombia at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
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