James to Bayern
James Rodriguez’s departure from Real Madrid was always going to be a formality. The Colombian didn’t figure in Zinedine Zidane’s plans going forward. That may explain why Bayern Munich got such a good deal.
The Bundesliga champions were the envy of Europe when they unveiled James as a loan signing earlier in the summer. Football Leaks reveal the full cost of signing James permanently, should Bayern take up that option.
At €13m, the loan fee for two years was a steal. James will earn €6.5m net for his yearly salary. He’ll get an additional €250,000 if he scores 12 or more goals in a season. 20 assists will get him another €250k.
If James is triggering these bonus clauses then Bayern would probably be keen to pay €42m to sign him in 2019.
The Colombian attacker played no part in Bayern’s opening day 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.
According to Der Spiegel, if Bayern use their option to buy James he'd have cost a total €68m (€13m loan fee + €42m transfer + €13m wages).
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