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Colombian prodigy comes to Porto

Published: Tuesday 6 July 2010, 12.15CET
FC Porto have signed Colombian teenager James Rodríguez from CA Banfield, with the 18-year-old winger saying: "I like to score goals and set up my team-mates – I'm a team player."
Colombian prodigy comes to Porto
James Rodríguez is Porto's latest new arrival ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Tuesday 6 July 2010, 12.15CET

Colombian prodigy comes to Porto

FC Porto have signed Colombian teenager James Rodríguez from CA Banfield, with the 18-year-old winger saying: "I like to score goals and set up my team-mates – I'm a team player."

Portuguese Cup holders FC Porto have signed Colombian teenager James Rodríguez from Argentinian side CA Banfield.

The deposed Portuguese champions have paid a €5.1m fee for a 70% share of the player's registration. The left-winger, who turns 19 next Monday, scored five goals in 42 league games for Banfield, with his performances inviting comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rodríguez said: "It is a new start for me and I want to do things right here at Porto. It is a big club that is always at the top and playing in UEFA competitions. I like to score goals and set up my team-mates; I'm a team player." Porto's European campaign begins next month in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

Last updated: 06/07/10 13.49CET

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