Bayern Munich have reportedly decided to exercise their purchase option for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez.
According to Marca, Bayern have already told Madrid that they will pay the €42m to keep James permanently.
The newspaper explains the decision is ‘final’, with the midfielder becoming a ‘reference’ under Jupp Heynckes, despite being brought to the club by former Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Furthermore, he would have begun learning Germany, in a ‘clear sign’ that his future lies at the Allianz Arena.
The Colombian joined the Bundesliga giants on a two-year loan for a €13m fee last summer and has gone on to score five goals and assist 11 in 28 appearances.