An $32 million per year salary and $114 transfer fee were not enough to woo James Rodriguez and Real Madrid into a move to the Chinese Super League.
Manuel Pellegrini‘s Hebei China Fortune was the club behind the offer, according to Marca, although the second bid may’ve been done simply to raise the profile. The report says the rejection of an $84 million bid made it clear no offer would hit the spot.
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James made comments about leaving Madrid at the Club World Cup, and Marca says the Chinese club was quick to make its intentions known to agent Jorge Mendes.
Rodriguez has 4 goals and 10 assists in 18 matches for Madrid this season.