AVN 68.20 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (0.66%)
BAFL 31.00 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.06%)
BOP 4.88 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (1.46%)
CNERGY 3.87 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (2.93%)
DFML 14.25 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (1.93%)
DGKC 42.75 Increased By ▲ 1.75 (4.27%)
EPCL 47.70 Increased By ▲ 0.65 (1.38%)
FCCL 12.10 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (3.86%)
FFL 5.30 Increased By ▲ 0.14 (2.71%)
FLYNG 6.21 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (4.55%)
GGL 11.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.53%)
HUBC 67.40 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-0.81%)
HUMNL 5.76 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (1.05%)
KAPCO 28.01 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.11%)
KEL 2.32 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (2.2%)
LOTCHEM 26.77 Increased By ▲ 0.57 (2.18%)
MLCF 22.75 Increased By ▲ 1.09 (5.03%)
NETSOL 87.15 Increased By ▲ 0.70 (0.81%)
OGDC 101.10 Increased By ▲ 0.61 (0.61%)
PAEL 11.40 Increased By ▲ 0.25 (2.24%)
PIBTL 4.32 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (1.89%)
PPL 81.16 Increased By ▲ 0.56 (0.69%)
PRL 13.64 Increased By ▲ 0.41 (3.1%)
SILK 0.92 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (1.1%)
SNGP 44.36 Increased By ▲ 0.46 (1.05%)
TELE 6.19 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (1.98%)
TPLP 16.10 Increased By ▲ 0.25 (1.58%)
TRG 122.82 Increased By ▲ 1.24 (1.02%)
UNITY 14.30 Increased By ▲ 0.30 (2.14%)
WTL 1.35 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (2.27%)
BR100 4,230 Increased By 48.8 (1.17%)
BR30 15,424 Increased By 153.7 (1.01%)
KSE100 42,177 Increased By 453.2 (1.09%)
KSE30 15,906 Increased By 160 (1.02%)
Sports

Everton sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid

The Premier League club are reported to have paid $29 million for the 29-year-old.
Published September 8, 2020
Photo Courtesy: Everton
Photo Courtesy: Everton
Follow us

Everton completed the signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on Monday, reuniting the Colombian playmaker with manager Carlo Ancelotti for a third time.

The Premier League club are reported to have paid £22 million ($29 million) for the 29-year-old, who was top scorer at the 2014 World Cup.

James's performances on the world stage earned him an 80 million euro ($95 million) move to Madrid six years ago and he shone in his first season in the Spanish capital under Ancelotti's management.

However, he fell down the pecking order in Zinedine Zidane's two spells in charge at the Bernabeu and failed to impress in a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich between 2017 and 2019, where he also worked under Ancelotti.

James becomes Everton's second signing of the transfer window after the arrival of Brazilian international Allan from Napoli and believes the future is bright for the Toffees despite a disappointing 12th place finish in the Premier League last season.

“I’m convinced, with Carlo and his technical staff, we can achieve big things and one of the big reasons (I signed) was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti.

“I have enjoyed some great times with him previously at two different clubs. That was a massive reason to come here.”

Everton have not won a major trophy since 1995, but James said that is his target after signing a two-year deal with the option of a club option for a third.

“I’m a winner, I’m a real winner,” he added. “I can see the plans here, the project here is very serious. Everyone means business.

“I think the seriousness and determination to win trophies can lead to silverware."

Ancelotti was desperate for midfield reinforcements after a poor end to the season after the Premier League resumed in June.

A fee has reportedly also been agreed with Watford for French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

"James, as everyone knows, is a fantastic player with a lot of quality and a lot of ability to make assists for the strikers," said Ancelotti.

"He’s really excited about the project of the club and the fact we want to improve. He was really excited to sign and I didn’t spend time to convince him - he was already convinced.

“Players like James and Allan can help us to be better and we can help them to be better. This kind of connection can be helpful to improve the results, the team and results of this club.”

Everton begin their Premier League campaign away to Tottenham on Sunday.

Comments

Comments are closed.

Everton sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid

Intra-day update: rupee maintains momentum against US dollar

IMF talks: ‘Some understanding’ reached: MoS Pasha

Intra-day update: Bullish run at PSX, KSE-100 up over 500 points

Qatar agrees to buy OGDCL, PPL shares

PM forms body to activate STZA

Primary deficit: Rs500bn waiver sought from IMF

First six months: Fiscal deficit swells to 2pc of GDP

Petrol shortage hits major cities of Punjab

New landfill sites: Govt decides to alter ICT master plan

Joint sitting of parliament: Rabbani deplores non-inclusion of terror issue in agenda