The details behind the loan and option to buy of Bayern Munich’s midfielder James Rodriguez were revealed in documents found by Football Leaks. The documents were then given to Spiegel, which published and reported the details of the deal with Real Madrid.
The deal obliges Bayern to pay Real Madrid a total of 13 million euros as a part of the loan fee. The sum will be broken up into two payments of 6.5 million euros, with the first payment due in September 2017.
If Bayern wish to complete the purchase of James at the end of his time on loan, they’ll have to pay an additional 42 million euros to Real Madrid. That puts the total cost of the transfer, if completed, at 55 million euros.
James will earn a salary of 6.5 million euros per year during the loan period, which represents a raise of about a 2.5 million euros from his tenure at Real Madrid.