James Rodriguez: Real Madrid sign World Cup star

  • 23 July 2014
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BBC's Tom Burridge sent this from Madrid

Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.

The 23-year-old Colombian has agreed a six-year deal at the Spanish giants.

The total fee is thought to be about £71m, making Rodriguez the fourth most expensive player of all time after Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Rodriguez scored six goals in five matches at the World Cup in Brazil.

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James Rodriguez hugs a fan

There were thousands of Real Madrid fans in the stadium to cheer on and see their new superstar player.

Rodriguez even hugged a fan who jumped onto the pitch in Madrid to meet him.