Colombian forward Radamel Falcao signed for Galatasaray from Monaco in a three-year free transfer deal, the Turkish side said late on Monday, adding that the striker would be paid 5 million euros each season.
Falcao left Atletico Madrid after two seasons in 2013 to join Monaco for a club record 60 million euros. After spending the next two seasons on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea, he returned to Monaco in 2016 and led them to the Ligue 1 title in 2017, netting 67 goals in 101 appearances for the club.
Ahead of his landmark transfer to join Turkish champions Galatasaray, Monaco had refused to extend the 33-year-old’s contract, which was due to expire in one year.
After Monaco’s victory against Sampdoria earlier this month, Falcao signalled that he would consider possible transfer offers.
“I have one year left and the club has not offered me an extension. I am evaluating the offers that I have been offered,” he told reporters after the match.
Monaco has given the green light to Falcao’s free transfer after earlier signing French striker Ben Yedder from Sevilla for 40 million euros.
Last season, Falcao scored 15 goals in 33 appearances for Monaco, as the club finished 17th, narrowly escaping relegation.
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