James Rodriguez signed on Wednesday with Al-Rayyan. But the Colombian’s contract would include a surprising clause.
It was in the air, it’s now official: James Rodriguez (30) – on whom Rafael Benitez, new manager of Everton, no longer counted – has signed up with Al-Rayyan. The Colombian playmaker, announced a little earlier at AC Milan or FC Porto, has finally initialed a 3-year contract with the Qatar team, with a nice salary.
The former AS Monaco resident therefore leaves the Toffees, where he arrived free from Real Madrid, after a season punctuated by 23 appearances in the Premier League, 6 goals and 4 assists. An exercise marked by blows of brilliance and blows less well on the side of Goodison Park.
A funny clause
A few hours after the announcement of his transfer, a strange information began to circulate. The Spanish sports daily Ace ensures that the lease of the international cafetero (80 selections, 23 achievements) with the team coached by Laurent Blanc includes a special clause. This would allow the top scorer of the World Cup 20214 to leave the club for free in the event of an offer from … Paris SG!
In other words, if the Reds and Blues were won over by James’ performance under the President’s orders in Qatar, they would be able to recruit him without spending a transfer fee. A future big name more to add to the Parisian collection? The future will tell.