UPDATE: A member of Falcao’s social circle has told us that he spoke to ‘El Tigre’ on Thursday, and that the striker told him that he will be sold by Atleti for sure, that he will not be staying at Atleti, but that his destination remains unknown.
LaSexta reports that Atlético striker Radamel Falcao will ply his trade in France next season, where he will suit up for AS Monaco, the Spanish TV channel claimed Thursday night.
The set-to-be-promoted Ligue 2 outfit are preparing to splurge over the summer in preparation for their return to the top tier in France, sources say.
Billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is gearing up to spend €200 million, with Falcao and Carlos Tévez among the businessman’s most coveted treasures, according to AS.
The Colombian striker would earn triple his current wages at Atleti, but would not take part in European competition next season.
MARCA had reported early on Thursday that Falcao and his wife were taking French lessons in Madrid, which would seem to lend credence to LaSexta’s scoop.
Do you buy this rumour?