Colombian ace James Rodriguez has left Olympiacos with immediate effect, the Greek club has confirmed. The Colombian ace has departed less than a year after joining the team on a free transfer from Qatari club Al-Rayyan.
Rodriguez is no stranger to top-level football, having played for Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Everton in recent years. He joined Olympiacos in September 2022, bringing a wealth of experience and skill to the Greek giants.
During his seven-month stint with the club, Rodriguez made 23 appearances, contributing 5 goals and 6 assists. However, it appears that the player and the club have mutually agreed to terminate his contract, with injuries having plagued his time with the club.
In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Rodriguez expressed gratitude to the club and its supporters. “I would like to thank everyone for all the time that we have spent together,” he said. “Although we are going our separate ways, I feel that I will always be a member and welcomed in the family of the great port Piraeus. I wish all the best to Olympiacos and every success in the future.”
I would like to thank everyone for all the time that we have spent together. although we are going our separate ways, I feel that I will always be a member and welcomed in the family of the great port Piraeus. I wish all the best to Olympiacos and every success in the future. pic.twitter.com/BTddkWubiQ
— James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) April 13, 2023
The news of Rodriguez’s departure will undoubtedly come as a blow to Olympiacos fans, who had hoped that the Colombian international would help lead the team to success both domestically and in Europe. However, with the club currently sitting in second place in the Greek Super League and still in contention in the Europa Conference League, there is still plenty to play for this season.
For Rodriguez, the future is unclear. There has been no word on his next destination, although it is likely that the experienced midfielder will have plenty of suitors. Whether he will continue to play in Europe or seek a new challenge elsewhere remains to be seen, with his departure from Olympiacos marks the end of a brief chapter in his career.
The news of James Rodriguez’s departure from Olympiacos highlights the unpredictability of football and the challenges faced by both players and clubs. While the Colombian ace’s time in Greece may have been short-lived, he will no doubt be remembered fondly by Olympiacos fans for his contributions on the pitch and his professionalism off it. As for what the future holds, only time will tell.