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Monaco complete Falcao signing

The Colombia international, who has scored 28 goals in 34 Liga appearances for Atletico Madrid this season, will join countryman James Rodriguez at the mega-rich Ligue 1 club

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asmith23061238d ago

It's not like Chelsea, City, Utd, PSG, Real, Barce, etc couldn't have afforded his wages. I can't understand why he moved to Monaco and not a team in the Champions League.

Dungus1238d ago

In short, as I explained elsewhere, there were complications surrounding his 3rd-party ownership. English teams are banned from signing 3rd-party owned players (since the West Ham / Tevez / Mascherano debacle) and basically the only team mad enough to deal with these people and sign him on their terms were mega-rich Monaco. Nobody wanted him. He didn't have much say in where he ended up and it was pretty much all his own fault for agreeing to this stupid deal that originally took him from South America to Porto. A major win for the business men and a pretty sad deal for football.

shadowraiden1237d ago

dungus has said most of what i wanted to say.

but there is also the fact monaco is known for its rich and famous culture and has ridiculously low taxes compared to everywhere else in the world.

so take into account everything with his 3rd party ownership and the fact he could be living up the Monaco lifestyle it makes more sense.

zeddy1238d ago

last we'll ever hear of falcao.

shadowraiden1237d ago

not sure about that the owner has said he will bankroll them to the top if he has to and because its Monaco even financial fair play of Uefa cant touch them due to how tax is done in Monaco pretty much means they're paying less then a 1/3rd any other club in the world would have to pay for his wages.

also claudio ranieri is there manager who if you look at the majority of chelsea's team that won the premiership it was build on ranieri's buys before mourinho so he knows what hes doing.
and the fact hes signing players who all know each other and have played with each other helps immensely.