James Rodriguez made a big splash at the 2014 World Cup, prompting Real Madrid to spend a boatload of money to buy the Colombian attacking midfielder from Monaco. We went through Rodriguez's transfer histry to figure out how much he cost each time he was bought and sold throughout his career.
Rodriguez Transfer Fee, Monaco to Real Madrid:
$89 million (or €80 million, £57.6 million)
Rodriguez Transfer Fee, Porto to Monaco:
$50 million (or €45 million, £32.4 million)
Rodriguez Transfer Fee, CA Banfield to Porto:
$8.2 million (or €7.35 million, £5.3 million)
Rodriguez Transfer Fee, Envigado to Banfield (U-20):
$312,500 (or €280,000, £201,653)
So there you have it. That's how much James Rodriguez's various tranfers have cost through his career, in each of the most-used currencies to measure transfers.
(All prices courtesy of Transfermarkt; All exchanges using the exchange rate current as of the writing of this article.)
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