James Rodriguez joins Qatar’s Al-Rayyan from Everton

Colombia international James Rodriguez has joined Qatar’s Al- Rayyan from Premier League Everton, both clubs said on Wednesday.

The length of the contract and the transfer fee were not disclosed.

Rodriguez joined Everton from LaLiga club Real Madrid in September 2020 looking to revive his career in England. He contributed six goals and nine assists in 26 games in all competitions for Everton last season.

Rodriguez scored 37 goals across two spells at Real after joining them on the back of stellar performances at the 2014 World Cup, where he won the Golden Boot.

He was loaned out to Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in 2017 for two seasons. The playmaker returned for a second spell at Real in July 2019.