James Rodriguez joins Qatar's Al-Rayyan from Everton

James Rodriguez joins Qatar's Al-Rayyan from Everton By A Robin - September 22, 2021
James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez made 26 appearances in all competitions during his time at Everton, scoring six goals.

Everton midfielder James Rodriguez has joined Qatari side Al Rayyan for an undisclosed fee, both clubs announced on Wednesday.

Sources previously told that Rodriguez was discussing a move with the Qatari club after Everton gave him permission to leave Goodison Park. The 30-year-old was told by manager Rafa Benitez, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti this summer, that he was not in his plans.

The midfielder made an impressive start after he joined from Real Madrid in September 2020, scoring three goals in his first five games, but injury and loss of form saw his contribution diminish markedly in the second half of the season. He made a total of 26 appearances in all competitions during his time at the club.

Rodriguez began his career at Colombian side Enviagado and later Argentine side Banfield before enjoying spells at FC Porto, AS Monaco, Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The length of the contract and the transfer fee were not disclosed.

Rodriguez has 80 international caps for Colombia, scoring 23 goals, and played in two World Cup, notably winning the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

By A Robin - September 22, 2021
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