Ranieri delighted as Falcao chooses AS Monaco over Chelsea FC, Man Utd

Radamel Falcao (credit: DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)
Claudio Ranieri says he will look to build his Monaco side around Radamel Falcao after seeing off competition from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United to sign the Colombia international from Atletico Madrid.

Falcao was a target for a number of top clubs from across Europe, and was widely believed to be Chelsea's top transfer target before agreeing to join Ligue 2 champions Monaco on Friday in a deal believed to be worth around €60million.

Monaco are preparing for their return to Ligue 1 and the signing of Falcao came just days after the club splashed around €70m to sign Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez from Porto.

Ricardo Carvalho has also joined the club from Real Madrid, and Ranieri is delighted with his latest capture.

"I am very happy with the arrival of Falcao," he was quoted as saying by France Football.

"We aim to build a strong team around him.

"Falcao is a great player. He always works hard for the team, but is also very strong in front of the goal. He is quite impressive."

Falcao scored 31 goals in 41 games in all competitions for Atletico during the 2012-13 campaign.

The 27-year-old will reportedly earn €14m a year for five years at Monaco.

Recent Europe Articles

  • Top 3 reasons why Liverpool FC can beat Real Madrid CF tonight

    Liverpool are the underdogs to win tonight's Champions League tie at home to Real Madrid, but Thomas Rooney gives  his three reasons why Brendan Rodgers' side CAN take all three points at Anfield......

  • FC Barcelona striker Neymar praises fast thinking Lionel Messi

    Barcelona striker Neymar says team-mate Lionel Messi thinks "faster than everyone else" in football....

  • Neymar snubbed 'superior' Real Madrid CF offer to join FC Barcelona

    Former Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro has revealed that Real Madrid made Neymar a better offer than Barcelona last year before the Brazilian opted to move to Camp Nou....

  • Mathieu Flamini: Arsenal FC will not use injuries as an excuse

    Mathieu Flamini insists Arsenal will not use their lengthy injury list as an excuse when they face Anderlecht in the Champions League tonight....

  • Liverpool FC vs. Real Madrid CF odds - get 15/1 on LFC to win tonight's Champions League game

    Liverpool play host to Real Madrid in the Champions League tonight - and  readers can get a massive 15/1 - risk free - on Brendan Rodgers' side winning the game....

  • Man City can reach Champions League last-16 - Joe Hart

    Joe Hart insists Manchester City are still capable of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League....

  • Liverpool FC vs. Real Madrid CF - Live Stream, Team News and Champions League Match Preview

    Liverpool vs. Real Madrid takes place tonight in the Champions League....

  • RSC Anderlecht vs. Arsenal FC - Live Stream, Team News and Champions League Match Preview

    Anderlecht vs. Arsenal takes place tonight in the Champions League....

  • Liverpool FC urged to drop Mario Balotelli against Real Madrid CF

    Liverpool must drop Mario Balotelli if they are to stand a chance of beating Real Madrid in the Champions League tonight, according to club legend Jamie Carragher....

More Stories

Recent Articles

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Ranieri delighted as Falcao chooses AS Monaco over Chelsea FC, Man Utd

Claudio Ranieri says he will look to build his Monaco side around Radamel Falcao after seeing off competition from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United to sign the Colombia international from Atletico Madrid.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?