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Details About James Rodriguez's Loan Deal Leaked

Football Leaks reveals a higher fee than previously reported

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James Rodriguez was once again targeted by Football Leaks, an anonymous website that discloses player's wages, contracts, and transfer fees. This time, the details about his transfer to Bayern Munich were leaked and it shed a bit more light into this unusual “loan + option to buy” deal.

Bayern Munich will pay Real Madrid a total of 13 million euros as a loan fee, which is split into two equal instalments of 6.5 million euros, and the first instalment is due on 15th September 2017. Should Bayern Munich choose to buy James's rights at the end of the loan, they will have to pay Real Madrid an additional 42 million euros.

This goes against the reports from German newspapers, especially SportBILD, as they claimed that James will cost Bayern a total of 37.5 million euros (5 million loan fee + 32.5 million option to buy), and it confirms the reports from Spain that the deal will be around 60 million euros in total.

James Rodriguez will pocket 6.5 million net per year in wages from Bayern Munich. This is a significant raise from his previous wages at Real Madrid, which were around four million net per year.

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