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There was no time for cake or pinatas as James Rodriguez, Colombia’s delight and pleasure, celebrated his twenty sixth birthday.

On Wednesday, at some point after Bayern Munich and Actual Madrid agreed to the switch of James, the Colombian attacker arrived in Munich, accomplished a two-half medical, put pen to paper on a two-yr mortgage deal, was formally unveiled on the Allianz Area, and reported for his first coaching session with the German membership.

Talking at his press convention, James, sporting a go well with and a tie, stated he received “a brand new problem, a brand new tradition, a brand new language, a brand new life” for his birthday, and in addition declared: “I am glad to be right here. I come right here with numerous want and starvation to realize issues. Bayern are a group with custom that all the time need to win. I am additionally a winner and I need to write historical past right here.”

Carlo Ancelotti, sitting to James’ proper, said: “It is a particular second. I am very comfortable that James is right here at this time.” The supervisor, who labored with the footballer at Actual Madrid in 2014-15, described him as a “nice attacking midfielder.” “His high quality will probably be evident in a short time,” the Italian tactician stated. “I am assured we’ll enhance with him.”

James is the second Colombian footballer to symbolize Bayern following Adolfo Valencia, who pulled on the membership’s pink shirt between 1993 and 1995.

After his press convention, he reported to the Sabener Strasse headquarters for his first coaching session with Bayern.

Bayern holds the choice to purchase the product of Envigado for an extra three years on the finish of his mortgage. He might be obtainable for choice on the Telekom Cup, which begins on Friday.