Monaco’s new star singing – Colombian striker Radamel Falcao – was presented to the media on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old joined the ambitious newly-promoted League One side in May for a French record 60 million euros.
Falcao’s international teammate James Rodriguez and Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho were also unveiled on Tuesday.
Falcao and Moutinho both expressed their desire to help the principality club to great heights in the outfit’s return to the topflight after two seasons in the second division.
Falcao who arrives from Spanish side Atletico Madrid said: ‘‘I am very happy to be part of this new project. Our target is to become a top team in Europe. We have great players.’‘
Moutinho echoed his new teammate’s ambitions saying: ‘‘It’s a long-term project, two or three years. Of course the first season is very important for us, we need to qualify for the champions league: We have great players.’‘
To date Monaco have made nine summer signings to sound the warning bells to their rivals as well as highlight their title hopes.
Among those to have also to joined the ranks of the Mediterranean club are former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, former Lyon midfielder Jeremy Toulalan and former Real Madrid centre back Ricardo Carvalho.