Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French side Monaco for a fee of around €80m.
The 23-year-old has signed six-year contract with the Champions League holders and the €80m (£63m) transfer fee makes him the fourth most expensive player in history, behind Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.
The attacking midfielder was a breakout star at the World Cup this summer bagging six goals in five games which helped Colombia to the quarter-finals. Those six goals saw him pick up the Golden Boot award and his excellent volley against Uruguay was voted goal of the World Cup.
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He started his career with Colombian side Envigado before moving down to Argentinian club Banfield. FC Porto saw something special in the then 17-year-old and brought him to the Portuguese side, where he won a hat-trick of league titles as well as the 2011 Europa League.
He signed for French side Monaco just last summer for £38.5m, where he scored 10 goals in 38 matches in all competitions and finishing second in Ligue 1 behind PSG.
He is the second signing for Real Madrid this summer, with World Cup winner Toni Kroos making the move from Bayern Munich last week for a reported fee of €30m.