James keen to team up with Falcao at Monaco

The attacking midfielder is looking forward to playing alongside the Atletico Madrid striker next season and is aiming to achieve great things
Colombia international James Rodriguez is relishing the prospect of teaming up with compatriot Radamel Falcao at Monaco next season.

The 21-year-old completed his €45 million transfer from Porto to Monaco last week, with the Atletico Madrid striker expected to follow suit in a deal worth €60m in the upcoming days, and James is keen to help the principality side to success together with Falcao.

"It is obviously a good thing that Falcao and I will play together at Monaco. We have already played together at the national team and it can only be a good thing that we will play together at club level, too," he told El Tiempo.

"I am proud that I will be looking to achieve great things with a friend at Monaco. We can do some big things and challenge for trophies.

"I had been in talks with Monaco for about two months. It is a very interesting project they have going on."

Monaco also secured the services of Joao Moutinho for €25m last week as Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev aims to turn the club into a European powerhouse again.