By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 08:36 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 08:37 BST, 10 September 2020
Real Madrid 'allowed James Rodriguez to join Everton for free' to get the Colombian off their wage bill - but they will take a chunk of any future sell-on fee.
The 29-year-old attacking midfielder completed his move from the Bernabeu to Goodison Park on Tuesday, signing a two-year contract with the option for a further season.
It sees Rodriguez link up with manager Carlo Ancelotti for the third time, having played under the Italian at both Real and Bayern Munich.
James Rodriguez completed his transfer from Real Madrid to Everton earlier this week