James Rodriguez leaves Bayern Munich
James Rodriguez has left Bayern Munich, after the expiry of his two-year stay with the German giants.
The Columbia international requested the club not to activate the permanent clause inserted in the deal, with Bayern obliging and allowing him to cut his ties.
In a statement from the club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thanked the winger for his contribution to the club's success in the last two seasons, where they won the German Bundesliga and the DFB Cup twice.
"On behalf of FC Bayern München, I'd like to thank James for two successful years at the club. We've won the German league title and the DFB Cup twice with him," he said.
"Beyond that, we reached the semi-finals of the Champions League with him. James made an important contribution to all these successes," he added.
Rodriguez made 67 appearances for FC Bayern München, scoring 15 goals and providing 20 assists during his stay at the club.
He is expected to head back to Madrid, even though reports indicate he is not in coach Zinedine Zidane's future plans.