James [Rodriguez] is capable of scoring tremendous goals from short and long distances, he has a privileged left foot,” Xavi said on La Liga Kings of World documentary series.
It is a pity that he played for Real Madrid and not for Barcelona,” Xavi adds.
Real Madrid often beat Barcelona to sign the best players because we are quick to spot great talents and are ready to spend the money when we do.
In the case of James, Florentino Perez sanctioned the €75m transfer in 2014 after he had enjoyed a tremendous World Cup in Brazil where he scored five goals.
The Colombian played 125 games for Real Madrid scoring 37 goals. He won the Champions League and La Liga on two occasions with Los Blancos.