Monaco complete record transfer for Rodriguez and Moutinho

Monaco complete record transfer for Rodriguez and Moutinho

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Monaco complete record transfer for Rodriguez and Moutinho

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JoaoMoutinhoJamesRodriguezPorto (Gazetta)

By DAN KARELL

AS Monaco is serious about competing next season in Ligue.

The recently promoted side finalized the transfer of two of the best midfielders in the world from FC Porto, paying a price of $90.5 million for James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho. Both clubs confirmed the transfer on Friday, which according to Porto is the largest transfer fee in the history of Portuguese soccer.

Rodriguez, 21, and Moutinho, 26, both moved to Porto in 2010 and have helped lead the team to three straight Portuguese league titles. The most recent rumors have Rodriguez’s  fellow countryman Radamel Falcao and Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes also joining Monaco.

What do you make of this move? Do you see Monaco challenging for the Ligue 1 title next season? Do you believe that Monaco is running afoul of Financial Fair Play?

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