James Rodriguez has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with an option for a third season with Everton as he brings an end to his disappointing stint with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Ancelotti was the Real Madrid head coach who signed Rodriguez from Monaco for the Los Blancos in 2014, but the 29-year-old struggled to make his mark in the Spanish division before he was shipped out to Bayern Munich on a two-season loan in 2017.
At the time, current Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, was in at the helm in the German side, and together with the pair ultimately be crowned Bundesliga Champions
After his two-year loan spell with the Bavarians, Rodriguez returned to Real Madrid and would ultimately be left out of the first team as he barely found game-time under Zinedine Zidane.
With one year remaining on his contract, he has now been deemed surplus to requirements at the Zinedine Zidane and has now opted to link up with former head coach Carlo Ancelotti at the Goodison Park.
Speaking on his move, he said: “I am really, really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to achieving great things here – and winning things, which is what everyone’s aim is.
“I’ve come here to try to improve, to get better. I’ve also come here to help the team to win, to play good football – entertaining football.
James Rodriguez becomes the second midfielder to join Everton this summer after former Napoli man, Allan, penned a three-year contract last week.