Bayern Munich To Activate Clause For €42 Million Signing

Bayern Munich bagged a real coup in the summer when they signed James Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal until 2019.

The Colombian captain had fallen out of favour under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, with his dream £63 million move to the 12-time European champions not quite working out.

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While the former Monaco man did win two Champions League titles and one La Liga titles in his team in the Spanish capital, he never really nailed down a first-team spot.

And so he moved to Bavaria on loan in the summer, linking up with Carlo Ancelotti again before the Italian was given the boot earlier this season.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The 26-year old has rediscovered his best form for the Bundesliga leaders, with Bayern so pleased with him that they are not wasting any time in getting him snapped up permanently, as per Sport Bild, via

When the loan deal was agreed, Bayern were granted an option to outright purchase him for an extra €42 million on top of the €13 million loan fee.

Given his temporary stint lasts until 2019, you might have thought the club would wait a while with their decision but Bayern chiefs look set to seal the deal very soon.

For around £37 million, you have to say it promises to be another incredible bit of business from Bayern.

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