Madrid reportedly make €13 million through two-days of Rodriguez shirt sales

James Rodriguez playing for Columbia

Colombian star was confirmed as a Real Madrid player earlier in the week.

Real Madrid have made a staggering €13million from James Rodriguez shirt sales in just two days, according to a close source of the club DiarioBernabeu.

As many as 46,000 fans attended Rodriguez’s official unveiling in Madrid on Tuesday, numbers not seen since the club signed Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009.

It looks as if the European Champions are already beginning to reap the benefits of having the Colombian on board, and if the report is true, have already made back a quarter of their transfer fee for Rodriguez.

Having recently been in Madrid, the one thing the World Cup did aside from disappoint the majority of its population was demonstrate just how many Colombian’s live in the city. Their fixtures in the tournament drew seas of yellow to bars and pubs all over Madrid, with Rodriguez’s arrival not surprisingly boosting their engagement.

Rodriguez starred in Brazil this summer as he scored six goals in five games to take the Golden Boot award, and also scored one of the goals of the tournament with his sublime chested volley against Uruguay.

His performances united a nation, and the chances of him staying with French outfit Monaco for the new season grew increasingly unlikely. His arrival at Real has seen him compared to the genius of Zinedine Zidane, with big things expected of him.

Rodriguez will join a host of talent in Toni Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu, as the club bid to build on their multi-silverware winning season last time out.

Madrid’s bid to build their new ‘Galactico’ side seems to be working off the pitch, with fans spoilt for choice with regard to star names on the back of their shirts. Only time will tell if all the investment will be worth it on the pitch.

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