Colombian midfielder James Rodríguez will play the next two seasons, with an option for a third, at Everton FC, after Real Madrid and the English club reached an agreement for his transfer on Monday.

In this way, the international ‘coffee’ leaves the white club definitively, which he arrived in 2014 -from Monaco- by the hand of Italian Carlo Ancelotti, who after also directing him at Bayern will now be his coach with the ‘Toffee’. During those six seasons, he failed to convince Zinédine Zidane and played two courses on loan at Bayern Munich (2017-18 and 2018-19).

Even so, as a Real Madrid player, he has won two Champions Leagues, two Leagues, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups and one Spanish Super Cup, which join the two Bundesligas achieved with the Germans and the three Portuguese Leagues and the Europa League. conquered with Porto.

« I am very happy to be in this great club, a club with so much history, and with a coach who knows me very well. I am looking forward to achieving great things here. I came to try to improve and to help the team win and play good football , an entertaining football, « he told the official media of the ‘blue’ club.

The fact that Ancelotti directs the ‘Toffees’ was key to his signing. « I am convinced that with Carlo and his coaching team we can achieve great things. One of the great reasons I signed was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti. I have enjoyed good times with him before at two different clubs. That was a great reason. to come here, « he said.

« I am a winner. The project here is very serious. I know we have a very talented team, full of first-rate players, and I think that with the signings we are making during this market we will be even stronger. Carlo Ancelotti was really looking forward to it. to bring me here and has worked hard to achieve it, « he concluded.

For its part, his already old club wanted to say goodbye to him. « Real Madrid wants to show its gratitude and affection for all this time that he has been part of our club and wishes him good luck in this new stage of his professional career, » said the white entity.