Real Madrid sign Monaco striker James Rodriguez for 63m pounds

July 22, 2014, 1:49pm

Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French club Monaco. The 23-year-old Colombia forward has agreed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.

The reported fee of about 80million euros (£63m) makes Rodriguez the fourth most expensive transfer of all time after Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Rodriguez scored six goals in five matches at the World Cup as his side reached the quarter-finals.