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James Rodriguez 'joins Qatari club Al Rayyan' after being frozen out at Everton and NEVER playing in front of fans

JAMES RODRIGUEZ has reportedly left Everton and joined Qatari club Al Rayyan.

The Colombian has appeared disinterested since Carlo Ancelotti left for Real Madrid and is said to have agreed an exit before playing a single game in front of Toffees fans.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "James Rodriguez joins Al Rayyan from Everton.

"Agreement reached and confirmed! Official teaser video already released from Qatari club.

"Salary payment agreed with #EFC board. #JamesRodriguez.

"Medical already completed. James now set to leave European football."

Rodriguez, 30, has been frozen out by Rafa Benitez and is yet to make a single appearance for the Toffees this season now fans are back after the Covid shut out. 

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And Benitez recently informed the playmaker he is no longer a part of his plans. 

Rodriguez was said to have flown to Qatar on Saturday to seal the move.

A deal with Porto was in the pipeline, which would have involved an exchange with Luiz Diaz.

But that fell through in the final days of the summer transfer window. 

It is thought the player's eye-watering £200,000-a-week salary put some suitors off.

Rodriguez emerged as one of the game’s most sought after stars following his 2014 World Cup Golden Boot win. 

And the player initially enjoyed a fine start to his Everton career after sealing a surprise move to Merseyside from Real Madrid in September 2020 for £12million. 

However, injuries have blighted the playmaker’s spell at the club.

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The 80-cap international has made just five appearances for the Toffees since February, netting just once.

And the total cost to bring him to Qatar is thought to be around £6.9m.

The disillusioned star recently made an alarming admission when he revealed he wasn't even sure who Everton were playing.

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