There are reports coming out of France that Radamel Falcao could be on is way out of Monaco with £48 million being branded as a possible fee despite his £50 million move from Atletico Madrid just last summer. As a result he has been linked to several clubs including Arsenal. Although such speculations are common at this time of the transfer window making it a rather slim possibility that Monaco could consider selling one of it priced asset after just a season in Ligue 1. Yet this speculation comes as no surprise due largely to events that has unfolded in the principality of Monaco in the past months which in itself could have a domino effect on the events at the club and by and large at other clubs who could benefit from the situation. One of such is a change in the management team at AS Monaco where Leonardo Jardim has been appointed as Monaco’s manager as replacement for the Italian Claudio Ranieri.
As well as the key news that billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev will have to pay £2.6 billion in a divorce settlement to his ex-wife out of is estimated worth of £5.2 billion the latter turn of event is even more stack because the Russian owner could decide to sell some of his prized asset at the club just to cut down the budget used in running it which only means players like the Colombian could just be on his way out of the club which together with the former turn of events shapes the chance that such a move from the principality could just be possible.
From an Arsenal point of view where it is well known that the club is in need of a new striker, will the Colombian jump at the opportunity of joining the Arsenal tray in North London especially with the fact that no other major club in Europe is in need of a striker apart from Arsenal with Real Madrid focused on Luis Suarez which could leave the door open for a transfer.
Judging from his first season in France, there is no doubt that he might just jump at such an opportunity. The Colombian has had a difficult first season in France which was capped by a ligament injury he suffered in January which subsequently ruled him out of the ongoing World Cup in Brazil.
Besides the turn of events at Monaco especially in the personal life of the owner, there are other factors that could influence such a move should the Colombian decides to jump at the chance at playing at the Emirates.
It is well established that Monaco is a small club despite the fact that it has a rich reputation in the past years of attracting big name players such as Glen Hoddle, George Weah, Jurgen Klinsmann and even a young Thierry Henry who all played under Arsene Wenger at Monaco.
With an average attendance of just 9,411 per game when compared to Arsenal’s average attendance of 59,000 the difference could not be anymore clearer as regard the size of both clubs. There is no denying the fact that the Colombian will embrace the opportunity of coming to North London if Arsene Wenger decides to turn it way and dish out that famed cheque book.