Ivory Coast Traore joins Monaco

Karim Farouk, Saturday 4 Jan 2014

The big Ivorian striker will be paired with Colombia's Radamel Falcao

Lacina Traore

Ivory Coast striker Lacina Traore has joined French giants Monaco on a four-and-half year contract until June 2018 on Saturday.

"The Ivorian international striker signed a four-and-half year contract with AS Monaco starting from January 2013," the club announced on a statement on Saturday.

The 23-year striker made a good impact at Russian side Anzhi since joining them in 2012. He scored 12 goals in the League and 5 others in the Europa League.

The big striker – 203 cm tall – is expected to pair with Colombian ace Radamel Falcao in Monaco's frontline in an attempt to outclass PSG's deadly pair Ibrahimovic-Cavani.

Monaco are second of the Ligue 1 table with 41 points three behind leaders PSG.

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