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James: Why I Left Real For Bayern

James Rodriguez: Why I Left Real Madrid For Bayern Munich

By David Kappel - Jul 28, 2017 02:45 PM @kappilinho

Former Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has revealed why he decided to leave Los Blancos and join Bayern Munich on loan.

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The 26-year-old joined the Spanish giants for €75 million (R1.14 billion) – Real's third-biggest outlay for a new signing – in 2014, but left after just three seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, joining Bayern on a two-year loan deal.

"Bayern are just as big a club as Real Madrid, if not bigger," Rodriguez told Sport Bild.

"I've always had great respect for the club.

"When I was weighing up whether to come here, I took a look at the squad and I thought: 'There are just as many star names here as there are in Madrid. The quality is pretty much the same.'"

The Colombian also revealed that Carlo Ancelotti played on important role in his decision after the Italian lured him to Spain in 2014.

"We didn't work together for the past two years but we always stayed in touch, and that was good for me," Rodriguez added.

"I missed him as a trainer. It's fun working with him and I'm glad we're reunited."

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Overall, James scored 36 goals and assisted another 41 strikes in 111 appearances for Real, lifting seven trophies during his time in Spain.

Bayern will apparently transfer €5 million (R76 million) per season to Real, and have a €40 million (R611 million) purchase option for Rodriguez in 2019.

Do you think Real will miss James? Have your say in the comments section below.


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kalmeast Joined: 31 Jul 2017
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kalmeast Jul 31, 2017 07:18 AM
To be honest, I love madrid and zizou like crazy but zizou failed to see the greatness of James. This kid has never had a bad game before. He scored extremely difficult goals and carried team B with ease. When he played difficult games even against Barca, he didn't know what nervousness was. He just cruised through the defense and scored within 5 minutes of coming into game. Yet, zidane always benched him, wasting his talent. For Keeps sake, this kid James carried his entire columbian team. i'm glad he left. Wish he went to Barca instead since he'd be good at tight passing games. However, he needs to prove himself and will soon be recognized as one of the world's best. And if you're a blind Madrid fan who can't accept zizou's error...come at my post with respect or I'll be responding in like manner.
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 29, 2017 08:12 AM
Good move boy hope u'll show ur class the at madrid.
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Mpho Poster Joined: 03 Jul 2016
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Mpho Poster Jul 29, 2017 02:30 AM
I blame the wonder goal in the last World Cup. Yur atitude sucks
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Firstone Joined: 28 Jul 2017
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Firstone Jul 28, 2017 07:42 PM
Bayern Munich is the best team in the world, but when it comes to the size of the club they are not even close to Real Madrid and Manchester United
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msipholar wa lekhosi Jul 28, 2017 04:44 PM
u must never insult Madrid like this. Madrid is the biggest team in the whole world. u must never
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khisi khaya Jul 28, 2017 04:43 PM
bayern is a big team u made a gud choice bt u shouls knw that competation is more tougher in buyern bcz there is roben and rebery there gud luck boy
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Makarios Jul 28, 2017 04:41 PM
James denied saying Bayern are as big as Madrid cowditor. Get your facts straight.
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La'Quintah Jul 28, 2017 04:18 PM
That's it?? Nothing about Zizou? Remember his words when Zidane sub him "Sh*t he can't even play me 90min" after that he didn't shake Zidane's hand.. we want the truth Mr..
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cyabusi Jul 28, 2017 03:23 PM
Ow he missed Acelloti in da last two years, nd he thinks Bayern z as big as Madrid if not bigger!! Damn he sounds like he got issues with Zidane nd he now hates Madrid, but my Question z why did he leave on loan if he hates Madrid like this
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Izec247 Jul 28, 2017 03:17 PM
Only Barcelona is possibly as big as Madrid
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Izec247 Jul 28, 2017 03:16 PM
Bayern is a big club but definitely not as big as Madrid. No way

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