Men loved him, women loved him, even the bugs of satan loved him. It was very difficult to avoid James Rodriguez's smiling (or crying) baby face during this summer's World Cup. And given that ability + marketability is the golden equation in football finance, the Colombian was inevitably going to end up at Real Madrid, no matter what the cost.
Eventually that cost came out at something like €80 million. But with the kind of talent he showed against Granada this afternoon, Madrid probably won't care about a few million here or there.
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