Falcao plays down City link

The Colombian dismisses rumours he's off to the Premier League next season.


Falcao celebrates with Arda and Miranda (EFE)

Radamel Falcao has played down rumours linking him with a move to English Premier League clubs Manchester City and Chelsea, according to a report on Sky Sports.

The Colombian has been in good form this season, scoring 27 goals in all competitions since arriving from Porto in a €40 million move last summer.

“The press said that Manchester City and Chelsea want me, but I am calm about this,” Falcao was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“I know La Liga is watched all across the world and it is normal that if I do good work many clubs watch me. “But I insist now I am only focused on obtaining success with Atletico.”

Do you think Falcao will leave at the end of the season?

  • starvs

    Keep this squad together + two solid reinforces over the summer, and a full year with Cholo, and we will make champions league.

    Will everyone stay though…

  • Will

    I don’t know.. call me crazy but I would let him go.

    See, Adrian came for free and is one of the main players of the squad. Diego is on loan and will probably be bought for a little fraction of $40 million euros. I guess we can make a stronger team with 5 x $10 million euros player than with Falcão.

    Yeah, he is great, but I think it’s smarter this way.

    I won’t be mad if I hear people not agreeing with me. It’s only my 2 cents… 🙂

  • Andrius

    I agree with you Will

  • ratchet

    I dont think he will leave. He is one of the bedt goalscorers around, we wont get a finisher like him for €10 million.

  • FALCAO should not leave. ADRIAN is a great player but cannot be at the same level with Falcao. Falcao is a natural goalscorer and has settle well in laliga wish he will stay for atleast one more year

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    I’m just saying’ not that difficult…

    I’m partly with will on this one though I don’t think Falcao will go this season. Simeone is with us next year and Falcao loves him, so maybe next year…

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  • Mais

    it looks good on the away shirt

  • Lubo

    Yep, it looks good on the away shirt, the royal blue color of the shirt and the golden sponsor logo. Now, we just have to get a crown!
    Well, I think he (Falcao) will leave, although I wouldn’t want that. Money is money and will might be right, but I’d rather have Falcao on the line-up than 50 million in the Gil’s and Cerezo’s pockets. Don’t get me wrong. I know we need money, but this team needs world class players more. I don’t think we can get them even if we spent those money, because we (probably) won’t be in the Champions League and therefore, we just aren’t that attractive for the best players around.

  • Flo

    Huntelaar has a release clause for 20m €. If the case happens that we sell Falcao, he is the perfect substitution for a lot less money. His goal scoring record is even better than Falcaos.

  • He won’t leave by the end of this season. He will and definitely SHOULD stay. He may say ok its my first season perhaps the next season atletico madrid is gonna play in the champions league. Then NEXT SEASON IF we DON’T QUALIFY for the champions league, he will leave. Same crap it was with Aguero and i hope it won’t happen with Falcao. I am trying to say He will and MIGHT leave AT THE END NEXT season if we DO NOT qualify for the Champions League.
    @Flo you are right Huntelaar’s a great striker i have seen him play at Real Madrid as well as AC Milan. And i believe he is the top scorer in the EUROPA LEAGUE. And he was scoring on all cylinders in the qualification for Netherlands for the Euro Cup. I would love to see Falcao and Huntelaar play some time together for Atleti.
    But Falcao is not gonna leave THIS SEASON.

  • Flo

    Agree with you Randy. I don’t seem him leaving after one season either. But I just wanted to say that it wouldn’t be the end of the world. There are other worldclass strikers.

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  • City can go hang themselves, along with their sheikh owners!

  • Javi Lozoya

    Atleti has a lot of debts including the Spanish Hacienda and more, so I wouldn’t rule out a move away from Falcao just yet. And even for new signings the club would need to sell some players to earn money for possible new players.

  • starvs

    I’d say if I could only pick one of Falcao or Diego I’d take Diego, assuming prices of like 45 mil euros and 15 respectively.

  • dgsozkan

    Even though I’m really fan of Falcao, I’m agree with Will. The money they claimed is huge. Yes, he is one of the top scorers in the world but , for god sake football teams should behave wiser. I’ve read that City is ready to pay 50-55 m €. What the fuck is 55 m € . We can find another great goalscorer for much less money. Flo has said that Huntelaar’s release fee is 20 m €. It sounds good. we can find more player if our scouts will study harder. And also, I know that most of you will hate me but I gotta say , we shouldn’t buy Diego for 40 m €. He is 27 or 28 years old I guess , paying that much money for him is just stupid. He is great I agree. Yet, just I said before it’s too much money. People who run the club should be wiser. There are plenty of good player around the world it shouldn’t be that hard to find a good player for less money.

  • imran

    I think that FALCAO will not join MANCHESTER CITY