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Report: Real Madrid agree $107 million deal for James Rodriguez

Jul 17, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

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Reigning European Champions Real Madrid certainly aren’t messing around during the offseason.

After snapping up Toni Kroos on Thursday for a reported $30 million from Bayern Munich, reports across Europe suggest that Colombian hotshot James Rodriguez is set to join Real from AS Monaco.

[RELATED: Rodriguez rules the WC]

Rodriguez, 23, was the Golden Boot winner at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as he scored six goals in five games for Los Cafeteros. Since then the Colombian forward has professed his love for Real and has been quoted as saying a move to the Spanish giants would be “a dream come true.”

Turns out dreams do come true.

According to Spanish publication AS, Rodriguez has agreed to personal terms and Real are now smoothing over a deal with Monaco for the talented young attacker. The fee of $107 million would see Monaco make almost $40 million on the deal after they signed Rodriguez from FC Porto last summer. After only scoring nine times for Monaco in the 2013-14 season, Rodriguez had a breakout World Cup campaign and guided Colombia to the quarterfinals after several stunning goals.

Right now, it is hard to see where Rodriguez would slot into the Real Madrid side.

The report in AS suggests that Angel di Maria is being offloaded by Real to fund the deal as Paris Saint-Germain are willing to pay $80 million for the Argentine winger.

So, if Rodriguez arrives at the Santiago Bernabue this summer, he could play in an attacking midfield role alongside Toni Kroos next season with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karem Benzema ahead of them.

Talk about Los Galacticos…

[RELATED: Toni Kroos completes move to Real Madrid]

  1. gor3hound - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Ok, that’s unfair, he’s my favorite player and I don’t want to see him in the bench, just because he accepted to play for that juggernaut where clearly there is not a spot for him.

    • lordfletcher - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      there will be room for him. Benzema is more than likely going to get moved and Real has established themselves as a very strong and young team.

      My goodness…. and money can’t buy happiness. PFFFF!

  2. lordfletcher - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    well, it sure is going to be fun playing with Real on FIFA 15′

    Jesus!

  3. jucam1 - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    JR10!!!!! Vamos James!. I’ve always been a fan of Barća but now that Colombia’s wonder kid is at RM i can root for him to do well. This is just tge first step fir the Colombian nationals. Cuadrado, jackson, Ospina, and Ibarbo are all apparently on the move too for even bigger clubs than they’re at now, and I hear Guarin’s deal to get to Juve is gonna get done as is the one for Tamos to Borissia. Expect to see Bacca, Balanta, and Mejia make it soon to bigger clubs as well

  4. ravenswhat - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Time to bring in Ronaldo’s stunt double! Can’t make that fashion shoot? No problem, bring in James!!

  5. fantom21 - Jul 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    This seems like collusion. Madrid want James, PSG don’t want him in Monaco(easier to win Ligue 1). So PSG pay Madrid for Di Maria, someone they wanted regardless, In return Madrid has the money to get James.

  6. cmdrsmooth - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Wow! I am now a Real Madrid fan. Want to see every game back in America. Must See TV. Watching Ronaldo and James together will be magical.

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