Falcao medical at AS Monaco on Monday

After being promoted to Ligue 1 recently, AS Monaco are wasting no time in announcing their arrival with powerful striker Radomel Falcao set to be the clubs third signing in as many days.

The club announced the signings of James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho for a combined fee of £60 million from FC Porto on Friday, and it looks like Falcao will join imminently for £50 million taking their spending to over £110 million within a week!

At 27, the Columbian International has been heavily linked to many of Europe’s elite over recent years, and his performances in La Liga this season ensured he would be moving to pastures new this summer.

AS Monaco are the new Paris St Germain or Manchester City and are fuelled by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, and with the state having no income tax, the appeal for top stars to move to the French side is high.

Falcao is set to have a medical Tomorrow, before penning a reported 5 year contract, earning a massive £10 million tax free.

With Monaco looking to completely rebuild their side this summer, it is disappointing that a player of Falcao’s ability will not be showcasing his talents at one of Europe’s top sides playing Champions League football.

Football evolves around money these days, and loyalty and contracts are not worth the paper they are written on quite frankly.

With the Columbian International set to join the club in the next few days, you do wonder who will be next through the doors at the Stade Louis II under former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri.

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