Bayern Munich took the footballing world by surprise on Tuesday after confirming the signing of James Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid.

As a star of social media himself – with 32 million Instagram followers, 12.7 million on Twitter and 32 million likes on Facebook – James' move from Spain to Germany has brought a variety of reactions from across football. has collated some of the best posts so far on Bayern Munich’s new signing...

Twi of James' new teammates, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, gave the Colombian international a warm welcome, even in the Colombian's native Spanish.

Bayern Munich's social media accounts have also, of course, been enjoying the moment.

It is safe to say that Carlo Ancelotti has plenty of options for his midfield in Munich.

We at also had to adjust our social followings, in light of the league's newest star.

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