Transfer News: Real Madrid Unveil Galactico James Rodriguez [PHOTOS]

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  • Colombia's Rodriguez stands with his wife Daniela and Real Madrid president Perez as he holds up his new Real Madrid jersey, during a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez (R) stands with his wife Daniela and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (L) as he holds up his new Real Madrid jersey, during a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez waves as he arrives for his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez waves as he arrives for his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals, who will be presented at the Bernabeu later on Tuesday, is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez holds up his new Real Madrid jersey during a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez holds up his new Real Madrid jersey during a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals, is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez controls the ball during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez controls the ball during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez controls the ball during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez controls the ball during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • A fan tries to embrace Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    A fan (C, yellow shirt) tries to embrace Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • A fan tries to embrace Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    A fan (L) tries to embrace Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez throws a ball to the fans during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez (L) throws a ball to the fans during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
  • Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez waves to fans during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
    Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez waves to fans (not pictured) during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 22, 2014. Real Madrid have signed Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around 80 million euros ($107.9 million).
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Real Madrid did not waste anytime in flaunting their new signing, James Rodriguez, from AS Monaco.

The 23-year-old Colombian international was a relatively an unknown player before moving to the Principality side in July 2013 from FC Porto. Some even questioned the Ligue 1 outfit's judgment when they reportedly paid as much as £40million to bring in the then-promising youngster.

Their belief in the young kid was somehow validated, as Rodriguez was able to help the Rouges et Blancs to a second-place finish last season in spite of the absence of his compatriot and star hitman, Radamel Falcao, who missed more than half of the domestic league fixtures, mainly, due to a cruciate ligament tear in his knee.

Consequentially, Monaco will be enjoying Champions League football in the upcoming term after having been just promoted to the French top-flight last season.

But, without a doubt, his defining moment came when he was able to steer his national side to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup, scoring six goals that won him the Golden Boot in the process.

As a result of his hardwork and sheer determination, he has been recently unveiled as the latest galactico - worth £70million - at the historic Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

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