/James leaves Real Madrid, hopes for second chance at Bayern

James leaves Real Madrid, hopes for second chance at Bayern


Published 8:06 a.m. ET July 11, 2017 | Updated 11:16 a.m. ET July 11, 2017

After capturing the world’s attention with his stunning goal for Colombia against Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup, no limits could be set for James Rodriguez.

Now, three seasons later, he’s leaving Real Madrid under a cloud of frustration, deemed surplus to requirements at the Spanish side and looking for a second chance in a loan spell at Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga side hopes that Carlo Ancelotti, who was in charge in Madrid when James joined, will again be able to get the best from a player who undoubtedly has the talent to count among the world’s best.

“Signing James Rodriguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish, following their successful spell working together in Madrid,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said as the club announced James’ arrival on Tuesday.


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