James Rodriguez moved to Al-Rayyan in Qatar after leaving Everton.© AFP
Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez left Everton to hitch Qatari membership Al-Rayyan for an undisclosed charge on Wednesday after falling out of favour on the Premier League membership. With the switch window within the Middle East nonetheless open till the top of the month, Rodriguez travelled to Qatar to tie up his transfer on the weekend. Confirming the deal, a press release on Everton’s web site stated: “James Rodriguez has left Everton to sign for Qatari club Al Rayyan for an undisclosed fee.” Everton supervisor Rafael Benitez described Rodriguez’s imminent departure as a “special situation” after the membership’s League Cup defeat at QPR on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old began brightly at Goodison Park following his much-hyped 20 million kilos ($27 million) switch from Real Madrid in 2020.
But Carlo Ancelotti, in cost at Everton till the top of final season, regularly misplaced religion within the playmaker.
Benitez arrived within the close-season and didn’t use Rodriguez in a single sport earlier than sanctioning his sale.
Rodriguez, as soon as thought to be a possible celebrity throughout his time in Madrid, left Everton having made 26 appearances and scored six objectives.
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