They managed to keep a low profile for weeks, not allow this turn into an… Alexis Sanchez-esque soap opera, and they got what they wanted.
We are very happy that we were able to complete this transfer. The capture of James Rodríguez was the great wish of our coach Carlo Ancelotti after both had worked together successfully in Madrid
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club’s official website right after they had announced their two-year loan deal with Real Madrid and the Colombian player himself.
According to reports, Bayern will pay Madrid 5 million euros per year, and if they decide to sign James on a permanent deal they will need to spend another 35 million euros.
James is a versatile player. He offers a goal threat, takes many shots and on top of that shoots with great accuracy. With this transfer, we can increase the quality of our team even further
Rummenigge said, praising the Colombian international, who, a year before Russia’s World Cup, decided to leave Madrid, in search of more game time.
Not everyone is similarly enthusiastic about James’ move to Bayern, though.
James needed to prove to Zidane that he can trust him in every game, not just in one, but also in the next one. One’s character has to harden and that’s what James was missing. To play for Real Madrid, you have to put a little more in
former Real Madrid striker Hugo Sanchez told Marca, rather disappointed at James.