Report: Bayern to keep James

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.

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