NEWS: Radamel Falcao Hints at Atletico Exit

Robert Pollard

Radamel Falcao is, in my opinion, the best striker in the world. No one I have seen can play the number 9 role with such brilliance. This is a player who scores all types of goals – screamers, tap ins, penalties – anything goes. This season, he has bagged 13 goals in 9 La Liga games, propelling Atletico Madrid to second in the table on goal difference behind Barcelona, and he has just been named on the 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award.

Last season, the 26-year-old Colombian scored 36 goals. Anyone who needs reminding just how diverse those goals were should watch this YouTube compilation. This guy is fearless in front of goal.

Falcao has today spoken about the uncertainty regarding his future, claiming any decision lies with Atletico.

I am calm. I don’t even know what I’m doing tomorrow.

I am happy here and enjoying things at present. I am not thinking about leaving, only in playing this season, and I hope everything goes well.

The club has needs and it depends on certain results. There are many factors. The economy of the club, entering the Champions League.

Later, Atletico and the responsible people will decide what to do with my future. Many times the players are the last to know.

It’s rumoured that Chelsea and City are leading the chase should his signature become available. If Falcao leaves Atletico Madrid, City must make him their top priority. No player in the world – with the exception of the unattainable Messi and Ronaldo – could make such a huge difference to this City side. The appointment of Txiki Begiristain suggests City are planning some major transfers in the not-too-distant future. Begiristain has not come here to make the tea; he is hear to oversee transfers. Let’s all hope that top of his and Mancini’s list is Radamel Falcao.

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