Rodriguez Becomes Fourth Most Expensive Player

Dimitar Berbatov’ importance of Monaco is set to improve in the next few months after the club decided to sell World Cup star James Rodriguez to Real Madrid. The Colombian international has become the fourth most expensive player in the world after completing a £ 70 million transfer to the Santiago Bernebeu. The 23-year-old won the Golden Boot award after an impressive World Cup 2014. Several reports in Spain emerged a few weeks ago stating that Madrid had agreed a huge offer with Monaco for the transfer of Rodriguez.

It has become official after the player has moved to Madrid and signed a six-year contract. He will cost only £ 15 million less than the current recordholder, Gareth Bale. The former Tottenham midfielder cost Madrid an incredible £ 85 million, while Cristiano Ronaldo is second list on the list at £ 80 million. Luis Suarez, who recently completed his move to Barcelona, is third in the list after his £ 75 million transfer. Monaco have said that they did not want to sell the player, but since they had the opportunity to be part of such a historic deal, they obliged.

French club have made a great profit on the player after signing him for around £ 28 million from FC Porto last summer. “He played brilliantly and his goals confirmed his status as one of the best players at the World Cup,” said Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. This is likely to be good news for Berbatov, who moved to the French club last January. Despite coming to the end of his career, Berbatov showed his quality by scoring a stunning goal in pre-season a few days ago. He is expected to share the goal scoring burden along with Radamel Falcao, who is continuing his recovery from the knee injury suffered last season.