Chelsea believe they have signed in Radamel Falcao already
Radamel Falcao has decided to extend his stay at Atletico Madrid, yet Chelsea are convinced they have won the race to sign in the Colombian hit-man. Last week, Radamel Falcao expressed desire to stay at Atletico Madrid till the end of the season as act of repaying them for turning him into a big star.
The 26-year-old Colombia international has become the one of the hottest transfer prospects in the football market in the last couple of years. Top notch clubs from around Europe are willing to spend a fortune on the coveted star in order to acquire his services.
Chelsea remains confident they have won the race to sign in Radamel Falcao, although they are being rivaled by European powerhouses such as Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
Ever since Radamel Falcao broke into form, which was in 2009, mega-rich clubs have been after him. After being signed in from River Plate, Radamel Falcao scored 34 goals in 43 appearances for Porto before going on a 38-goal spree in 42 appearances in the very next season.
Atletico Madrid signed in Radamel Falcao for €40 million in 2011; a decision that has allowed the Spanish club to race alongside Barcelona for the La Liga title this season (although the Catalan giants are way ahead in the race).
Radamel Falcao, who scored 36 goals in 50 appearances for Atletico Madrid in his debut season, has already scored 20 goals in 16 appearances. Radamel Falcao will be in the transfer window next month, but that alone won’t ensure he makes a move into a big-money club.
As a matter of fact Radamel Falcao snubbed big clubs to join Atletico Madrid, which means money won’t affect his decision. Chelsea are set to sell Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool for £12 million, which means Rafael Benitez will have to sign in a new striker this fall.
The interim manager has lined up a couple of transfer prospects, but he hasn’t revealed the names of any of his potential signings. Nonetheless, the names are set to be revealed as the transfer window is set to open in a day or two.