James Rodriguez has broken his silence after completing a sensational loan move to Bayern Munich this week.
The Colombian joined Real Madrid for a fee of £71million back in the summer of 2014 but struggled for regular game-time at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane last season.
On Tuesday, Rodriguez’s two-year loan deal with Bayern was confirmed despite speculation linking the 25-year-old with Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea in recent months.
Just hours after the move was announced, Rodriguez tweeted: ‘Dear Madridistas I am overwhelmed with gratitude after three wonderful years proudly wearing this shirt.
‘I have love in my heart.’
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that Rodriguez’s was Carlo Ancelotti’s number one target this summer.
‘Signing James Rodríguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish,’ he said.
‘We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer.’