Real Madrid defender Carvalho signs for Monaco

Real Madrid defender Carvalho signs for Monaco


Real Madrid’s veteran defender Ricardo Carvalho has become the latest addition to big spending Monaco’s squad.

The newly promoted League 1 side have signed the 35-year-old on a one-year deal.

Carvalho, whose previous clubs include Porto and Chelsea, joins Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez at the Stade Louis II stadium in the principality, while the club is also expected to confirm the signing of Atletico de Madrid’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao in a 58.5 million euro deal.

Speaking after singing his contract, the Portuguese defender said: “”I am delighted to join Monaco and participate in this new adventure. It is a new challenge for me.”

Monaco, who are bankrolled by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, are aiming to launch an assault on the title next season.