Ginola believes Chelsea or Man City would have been a better option.
Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur legend David Ginola has criticised Radamel Falcao for joining AS Monaco, when Chelsea and Manchester City were both options.
Falcao made the £50m switch from Atletico Madrid to the Principality this summer, but Ginola believes that the Colombian made the wrong decision.
“I’ve seen games at Monaco with just two or three thousand people in the stadium. And I was amazed as a player, how you can play in these conditions,” the Frenchman told the Daily Express.
“You’re talking about Falcao playing at Atletico Madrid with all the passion we know in Spain, being in Monaco right now. Sometimes I think it must be quite difficult for him.
“He had all the biggest clubs in the world wanting to sign him and he decided to go to Monaco.
“I found it very strange for him to go to the French league when he can play in England or in Spain.”
The striker has performed well since the big money move from the Vicente Calderon Stadium, netting five Ligue 1 goals in six matches – including the equaliser against title rivals Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night.
However, tax complications between Monaco and the rest of the French top tier has seen Falcao already linked with a move away, as Real Madrid and the Blues keep a close eye.
The 27-year-old is currently considered one of the best forwards in world football after prolific spells with FC Porto, Atletico and now Monaco.