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James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) - James Rodriguez has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid.

The club says the 23-year-old Colombia forward will be introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. He scored a tournament-leading six goals at the World Cup in Brazil.

Rodriguez passed a medical examination earlier at the Sanitas Clinic in the northern suburb of La Moraleja.

Sports newspapers Marca and As said Madrid agreed to pay Monaco $108 million for Rodriguez, and that the player would join the squad Aug. 1.

Rodriguez had joined Monaco from FC Porto last year. He is Madrid's second signing after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joined Thursday from Bayern Munich.

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mandingo3 July 22 2014 at 11:10 AM

I am happy for James Rogriguez ,he is an exciting player to watch.

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caceresal July 22 2014 at 11:38 AM

Your "football" tmoschetti, as you called is nothing but "handball" ....stay with your "sport" and support the media coverage.....in the USA if you put two
donkeys to play ball...and the media takes notice...you will have a million viewers ...plus your game has to keep all the "fat" members that watch your sport......

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ecocareny caceresal July 22 2014 at 11:44 AM

what is that on his arm in the red jersey. Is that some massive flying insect?

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tbinstl ecocareny July 22 2014 at 5:41 PM

A giant bug! Gotta love The Brazil jungle.

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jijjhnsn July 22 2014 at 12:05 PM

I hope he continues where he left off at the world cup. Great promising kid.

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tmoschetti July 22 2014 at 10:55 AM

I,like MOST Americans, have never hear of this World Cup "darling."

How many goals a year does one need score to be termed a "darling?"

For some inexplicable reason,our vastly out of touch media, keeps trying to ram soccer down our throats.

As they tried to make us believe that those of us born in this country are crazy about watching grass grow, which happens more quickly than waiting to see a goal scored, they don't mention that the vast majority of those viewer were NOT BORN HERE.

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eoramz July 22 2014 at 9:44 PM

Buena James! expecting to see Football of the highest level along Kroos, Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema,etc.

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Mike Jones July 22 2014 at 5:31 PM

So funny. CEO's running massive corporations get paid millions and all the liberals and immigrants whine. Yet a guy that can kick a ball through a net gets paid millions and they actually applaud it. haha What a bunch of fools...

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stylz2k69 July 22 2014 at 4:43 PM

i believe Real Madrid is playing a few championship games this season like the World club championship, European supercup, and Spanish supercup. This should be a great test for him. I hope he does well.

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Black Condor July 22 2014 at 3:35 PM

Why wasn't salary mentioned in the title of article? That's what is done routinely with NBA players. Like "James Rodriguez signs $108 million 6-year deal with Real Madrid". Why the difference?

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30dBRebecca July 22 2014 at 2:32 PM

Bienvenido Jamie! The Colombian attacking midfielder was amazing in World Cup 2014 - and while lots of us noticed, Real Madrid has caught Sr. Rodriguez’ attention with £63 million.

But hey, the Crowd approves - James Rodriguez and Real Madrid index at a winning 92% positive in Twitter today. Hala Madrid!


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jesuaphn July 22 2014 at 2:03 PM

People the sport is called FOOTBALL.

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Mike Jones jesuaphn July 22 2014 at 5:30 PM

The sport is called BORING. Football is a sport played in the US that is exciting and hard hitting. Soccer is something moms driving mini vans take their kids to play.

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