Real Madrid don't need James, say Goal readers

The Colombia star has completed his €80 million move to the Santiago Bernabeu but the majority are questioning if it was necessary purchase for Carlo Ancelotti and Co.
Over 70 per cent of Goal readers believe Real Madrid do not need James Rodriguez, after the Colombia star completed his move to Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

The attacker joined Monaco from Porto in a big-money deal last summer and has now become one of the most expensive players of all time after Madrid agreed an €80 million fee with the Ligue 1 club. 

However, despite the impressive size of the pricetag and a stunning performance at the World Cup this summer, just 22.7% of you believe Carlo Ancelotti has made an entirely necessary acquisition.

A massive 71.8% of those who voted answered 'no' when asked whether Real Madrid really needed James and the remaining 5.5% said they were unsure.

Madrid have already sealed the signing of Toni Kroos from Real Madrid this summer and boast a star-studded attack, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema and Jese Rodriguez their five other leading offensive protagonists.

Just where James will feature in the starting XI remains to be seen but, in signing the 23-year-old, Madrid have made a statement of their intentions on the back of Barcelona's purchase of Luis Suarez from Liverpool.