The huge numbers behind James Rodriguez’s move to Bayern Munich have been revealed, with the Real Madrid outcast receiving £5.9million per year in net income.
Bayern are also parting with two monetary installments of £5.9m to Real Madrid in order to bring the player to the Bundesliga, with a £42m payment required should they wish to make the move permanent.
The figures have been revealed by German publication Spiegel, who have shown the lengths Bayern have gone to in order to secure the services of the golden boy of the 2014 Brazil World Cup
James has made the switch to German football in hope of reigniting his promising career, but will be paid handsomely in the process.His €541,670 (£496,000) per month wages, before tax, see the Colombian banking in the region of £5.9m annually.
The payments don’t stop there, however, with James owed a €250,000 (£230,000) bonus should he score 12 goals for his new club this season. Another €250,000 payment will come his way should that figure reach 20.
With the finances of the deal pulling in several directions and reaching great heights, it is unsurprising to learn a large portion is set aside for the agent.
James’ representative is none other than super agent Jorge Mendes, responsible for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.
For his work in the deal Mendes has scooped €2m (£1.8m), with further payments likely should a permanent transfer later be completed.Bayern got their Bundesliga season off to the perfect start, following a strong 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.