27 May, 2013 - 10:01

Falcao set to have a medical at Monaco

Falcao set to have a medical at Monaco

Monaco edged closer to the signing of the most wanted striker in Europe- Atletico Madrid hitman Radamel Falcao.

Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with the Columbian for the several years. However the French moneybags seem to have stolen the march from their rivals amid the reports they are on the verge of landing the player for a staggering transfer fee of £51,295,000. The player is widely expected to sign after passing his medical on Monday.

The newly promoted side has clearly showed its ambitions with making a switch for Porto pair James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho for a combined fee of £60 million. Club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev has set a goal of securing a Champions League spot this season and Falcao, who has scored 32 goals in 36 appearances for the club, is considered a crucial element of the future successes of the French side.

Monaco assistant manager Jean Petit confirmed they are on the verge of signing Falcao: “Yes, we are expecting Falcao and four or five other players of his quality. We have spoken and we continue to speak with Falcao and his representatives, negotiations are ongoing. We hope to seal a deal as soon as possible.

“Monaco need a player like Falcao because he can help us a lot and because he can attract other top players, and that’s the best way of confirming out project is big and interesting. Signing Falcao is a big coup on sporting and media levels for French football,” he added.

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Author: Basil Naumov

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