REPORT: Bayern set to sign Real playmaker on permanent basis
German Bundesliga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 02/04/2018
Bayern Munich is ready to sign Real Madrid player on a permanent basis according to reports in Spanish media.The Bundesliga Champions are set to pay the €42m clause in order to make the deal of James Rodriguez a permanent deal at the end of the season, according to the report in Marca.James has been spectacular in Germany since securing a loan move to the club in the summer, he has played 25 Bundesliga games and he has scored five goals and provided nine assists in those games.Real Madrid signed James from AS Monaco for £63m in the summer of 2014 after a brilliant World Cup outing with Colombia, but the playmaker failed to settled under coach Zinedine Zidane after making an initial good start under manager Carlo Ancelotti. His playing time was limited and he also sustained series of injury under the management of Zidane and a surplus of talent limited his first-team opportunities. Despite Rodriguez' loan not expiring until the end of next season, Bayern officials have reportedly already made their decision to make the signing permanent when the initial deal expires.Real Madrid is aware of Bayern interest in the Colombian and the player is reportedly happy to make his move permanent with the Bavarian outfit.James scored a brilliant goal for Bayern in 6-0 mauling of Borrusia Dortmund on Saturday in the Bundesliga it shows how vital the player is to Bayern Munich.