James: I have a good relationship with Ronaldo

The Colombia international, who joined Los Blancos from Monaco this summer, says that he has formed an instant friendship with the Portuguese star.

James Rodriguez says he has already struck up a rapport with Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Colombia international only arrived in the Spanish capital this summer, having joined the reigning European champions from Monaco for a reported 80 million euros. However, Rodriguez says he has had little trouble settling into his new surroundings at the Santiago Bernabeu, thanks in no small part to the Ballon d'Or winner.

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“I’ve formed a good relationship with him and I hope that we can be together for a long time,” said the 23-year-old. "But all of the players are very humble, which is why they are there and why they are great players."

Rodriguez, of course, was signed on the back of his sensational exploits at this summer's World Cup, with the 23-year-old bagging the Golden Boot after netting six times in just five games.

He thrived in an attacking midfield role for Jose Pekerman's side but it remains to be seen whether he will be allowed to occupy his preferred position for Madrid. Rodriguez, though, says he is willing to be fielded in a more withdrawn role if need be.

"I'll play where the coach wants and I'll be happy there," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez has scored one goal in his five competitive outings for Madrid so far this season.