Since arriving at Goodison Park, the 24-year-old has played 29 times in all competitions, scoring two goals, with a solitary assist. Everton get a bonafide star, who can turn around the club's fortunes, while Real Madrid have made decent money for a player who wasn't in their plans and was in the final year of his contract.
However, following the departure of Ancelotti, the Colombian worldwide fell down the pecking order under the likes of Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane, before reuniting with Ancelotti at Bayern Munich in 2017, having joined a two-year loan deal.
"I'm really, really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well", James told the club's website. I will try my best to score goals and help the team.
After a number of stellar performances for Colombia in the 2014 World Cup - in which he won the Golden Boot with six goals, including an extraordinary strike against Uruguay - James joined Madrid in a deal reportedly worth €90million.
Everton are keen on improving their attacking options this summer and it will be interesting to see if they can convince Napoli to sell the winger to them.
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"I think it is colder in Liverpool than in Munich itself".
Doucoure was often deployed as a number 10 at Vicarage Road towards the end of his Hornets career but has flourished best in a box-to-box role, with the physicality to harry without the ball and the technique to thrive on it. "I really don't understand it".
Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has sent a message to global team-mate James Rodriguez after he completed his move to Everton from Real Madrid.