Radamel Falcao ‘dreaming’ of an away move – Chelsea continues to pursue Atletico Madrid star
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao admits it’s tempting to move away this fall. However, the in-form Colombian international rubbished rumors suggesting his absence from Europa League games was to ensure he was not Cup-tied before the winter transfer window.
The 26-year-old forward is one of the most in demand players in the football market right now. Top notch European clubs are willing to break their banks for Radamel Falcao following his immense success in La Liga.
Radamel Falcao was a one man army in Atletico Madrid’s march to Europa League glory last season. The former Porto star maintained his impressive goal-scoring form this season as well. Radamel Falcao has scored 13 goals in 10 appearances this season. This takes Radamel Falcao’s tally to 49 goals in 60 appearances for Atletico Madrid in less than one and a half season.
The Premier League champions Manchester City and the Champions League winning side Chelsea are the top contenders for Radamel Falcao. Chelsea are particularly keen on strengthening their attack during the winter transfer window.
Just yesterday it was confirmed that Chelsea and Radamel Falcao have agreed upon the personal terms of his new contract. All that’s left now is for Atletico Madrid to decide upon the final price for Radamel Falcao.
In contrast to this whole saga, Radamel Falcao has refrained from talking about his link with Chelsea. However, the 26-year-old striker entertained the idea of a move in January in a recent interview to Radio Caracol.
“The chance of playing in another league and for another club will come,” Radamel Falcao said. “I keep dreaming. I know that in time I would like to go to a different team. But I have three more years left on my contract with Atletico [Madrid].
“There are dreams that I have met and others that I am achieving now. I dream of reaching the World Cup with Colombia, and also to keep winning with my club.
“In my head I have these objectives, they are very clear. I can't think after these objectives... The dream is always there. The Premier League is an interesting league but I have a few years left on my contract with Atletico [Madrid] and I'm just focusing on Atletico [Madrid].”
Radamel Falcao claims his absence from European competition is not because he is avoid being Cup-tied. Radamel Falcao also talked about his transfer situation this fall.
“The reason I don't play in the Europa League is because of a technical decision by [Atletico Madrid boss Diego] Simeone, not because I'm leaving in January,” Radamel Falcao said. “It's just a precaution.”