James Rodriguez’s loan deal with Bayern Munich expires in 2019 but the German club have not decided whether they will make the deal permanent when it expires or not. According to Rummenigge, Bayern will have to pay €42 million to keep James.
“Cards are on the table, he will be on loan for two seasons and then we have to make a decision about keeping him or not with a €42 million clause. That’s quite a lot of money, even though it’s clear that the current market has gotten expensive. We will see what happens and we will make that decision when the right time comes, it doesn’t even have to be this year as the clause doesn’t expire,” said Rummenigge.
“It was Ancelotti’s call and I think it was a brilliant idea because he has made some important progress, especially with Heynckes now,” added Bayern’s CEO.
James has become an important player for Bayern and it looks like the German club would be keen on signing him after his loan deal expires, given that a player of his caliber could be much more expensive right now.
Los Blancos signed the Colombian midfielder for €75 million right after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.