James Rodriguez has become a fundamental piece of Jupp Heynckes plans at Bayern Munich due to his versatility, sacrifice ability to deliver the ball and his attackin prowess.
For these reasons, Sports Bild in Germany say that the club are entirely satisfied with his performance since arriving in the Bundesliga. They will exercise the option to buy the Colombian in the next transfer market, since James is currently only on loan there until 2018-19.
Welche Spiele er auf der PlayStation zockt, welche Serien er streamt, welcher südamerikanische Ex-Bayer mit ihm Schweinshaxe essen ging. Und warum ihn @fcbayern 2019 kauft! Mein großes @jamesdrodriguez Porträt heute in @SPORTBILD pic.twitter.com/gCnsdErKOV— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) 14 de febrero de 2018
When James arrived at Bayern this passed summer, they paid five million for each season on loan and with the option then to buy for €35.2 million (this does not include the player's salary, which Bayern also pay at €8 million per year). If they execute the clause in 2019, Real Madrid will receive €45.2 million for the exit of the player, who cost €80 million in 2014.
James, who is the best central midfielder in the top five European league this year throughout the season, will play his next game on Saturday when Bayern play Wolfsburg, but Heynckes might hold his top XI back with the last 16 clash of the Champions League against Besiktas arriving next week.