Monaco line up Spurs striker as Falcao replacement - report

Monaco will reportedly target Tottenham Hotspur's Roberto Soldado to replace Falcao, who is set to move to Manchester United today.

Roberto Soldado has apparently been lined up as AS Moncao’s replacement for the Radamel Falcao, the Telegraph report.

Falcao is set to complete a move to Manchester United on a season-long-loan providing he passes a medical at Carrington, which is scheduled tonight.

The Colombian powerhouse striker is due to arrive in Manchester this evening ahead of completing a temporary switch which could be made permanent next summer.

As a result, it has left Monaco looking to sign a replacement and they will have to act swiftly if they are to get their man.

The club should have no troubles paying Spurs’s asking price for Soldado – having cashed in on the aforementioned Falcao and James Rodriguez – but with the deadline looming any transfer will have to be completed quickly.

Spurs are understood to be happy to allow Soldado leave this summer if they receive a satisfactory asking price, as he has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane are ahead of him in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans for the season and with Jay Rodriguez a potential addition at Spurs today it seems Soldado’s time in England could be coming to an end.

It is unlikely to be a period of his career that he will look back on with much fondness, as he has struggled since making a big money move from Valencia last summer.

Expected to score the goals to fire Tottenham into the Champions League, Soldado faltered and could only muster six strikers during his first season in England.

He was left out of Spurs’s squad for their most recent fixture against Southampton and now appears to be nearing the exit door.

If he does join Monaco they will be hoping that he can recapture his form in La Liga, as he will have big boots to fill in France.

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