La Liga Transfer News — 01 June 2013

Radamel Falcao has moved to MonacoColombian goalscoring machine Radamel Falcao has sealed his £50million move to mega-rich French outfit Monaco.

The striker has been a sensation in Europe with Porto and more recently at Atletico Madrid, where he has only been outscored by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the last few seasons.


Falcao is one of the very few strikers in the world game that guarantees you goals and lots of them. The signing of the Colombian is a signal of intent on the part of Monaco. The 27-year-old had been linked with moves to far bigger leagues than Ligue One.


Although Ligue One is not one of the biggest in Europe there are big advantages of moving to the principality. His reported wage package of £200,000 a week is one and the other is the quality of lifestyle Falcao is likely to experience in Monaco.

I do not see how anybody can begrudge Falcao a move to Monaco and all it entails. He is unlikely to win the big trophies just yet, but the benefits are certainly nothing to be sniffed at.


Monaco have won promotion to the French top flight this season and will be looking to challenge fellow big-spenders PSG’s supremacy next season in the French top flight. Monaco look set to spend more this summer than their rivals from the capital did last summer.


Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is seriously ambitious and wants his club to be one of the biggest in Europe. However, the wealthy Russian has his work cut out making Monaco into a legitimate European force.

Although Monaco are the most successful club in the history of French football, they have a long way to go to becoming a real force. However, with the likes of James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho and Radamel Falcao on board, they are one-step closer to becoming a threat to Europe’s elite in the next few seasons.

Is a move to Monaco the right one for Radamel Falcao?


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