Falcao Set For €55m January Move

By on September 3, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date during the coming months. Today, Radamel Falcao is linked with a move to England.

Radamel Falcao

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Atletico Madrid striker Ramadel Falcao is set to move to the Premier League this January, according to the players father.

The Colombian hitman is one of the deadliest strikers in world football and demonstrated this once again with a stunning hit-trick against European champions Chelsea during Madrid’s 4-1 Super Cup win on Friday night.

The strikers father, also named Radamel, has revealed he has spoken with his son and claims Manchester City and Chelsea are leading the chase to sign him this January.

Falcao senior also suggests Chelsea could be the 26-year-old’s preferred destination, claiming he has always been a huge fan the Blues. He is quoted as telling the Daily Mail:

‘There are three teams interested – Manchester City, Chelsea and a Russian team,’ said Falcao senior.

‘Falcao has always wanted to play in the Premier League.

‘Ever since he was a boy he has loved Chelsea and has always thought it would be an honour to play for a big Premier League team.’

Reports in Colombia claim Chelsea have already sealed a pre-contract agreement to sign the player in January, but while Radamel refused to be drawn on the speculation, he did reveal that the striker’s release clause is set at €55m.

‘I don’t want to talk about any pre-agreements,’ added Radamel.

‘I spoke to Falcao very briefly yesterday. The minimum release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid is about 55million Euros, but Falcao doesn’t want to talk figures.’

He was then asked is his son would be playing in the Premier League by the time the next transfer window closed, to which he replied.

‘Yes, it’s very likely.’

Falcao spent three years at Porto scoring an incredible 72 goals in just 87 games. This earned him a move to Atletico Madrid last summer and he has continued that fine form, scoring 42 goals in just 53 games so far.

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It sounds like Chelsea could be leading the race but you can never discount Manchester City as they will be able to match any offer the Blues can make. One things for sure, if he does come to England  in January, Premier League defences better watch out!

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45 Comments

  1. S.drogba

    September 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Falcao pls 4 God sake, come to chelsea f.c dats whre u belong hav dream and see u in a chelsea jersey, com dis january falcaoooooo s. Drogba mr magnificent

  2. Kenny

    September 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Falcao pls chelsea fans need u.up bluez,pls will need u, in january transfer.

  3. D1

    September 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    K, all is well wt d addition of falçao in d january transfer window. Up Blues.

  4. apostlepaul

    September 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

    To be honest we need a striker like Falcao in chelsea to booster the attacking force.But my question is that ‘is it his hat-rick against the blues that reopen or facilitate the move’? ‘cos we were once made known that the asking price cannot be met before the closure of transfer window.He is highly welcome to d bridge if d price can be met. Up blues

  5. Caleb

    September 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I suqqest that falcao should move to chelsea where he will find a first team shirt instead of playing @man-city as a substitute,because man city have the most quality top strikers like Tevez,aguero,baloteli,dzeko,sinclair,etc..but chelsea have only one striker named FERNANDO TORRES,others are winger,so i urge him to move to chelsea where he will have the chance to play as much as he wants…UP CHelsea but am a man-u fan

  6. Caleb

    September 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I suqqest that falcao should move to chelsea where he will find a first team shirt instead of playing @man-city as a substitute,because man city have the most quality top strikers like Tevez,aguero,baloteli,dzeko,sinclair,etc..but chelsea have only one striker named FERNANDO TORRES,others are winger,so i urge him to move to chelsea where he will have the chance to play as much as he wants…UP CHelsea

  7. Prince osondu

    September 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

    It will b great for chelsea if they can b able 2 sign facao cos he wil hit it big considering the caliber of wingers n midfielders at their disposal.i urge radamel facao 2 choose chelsea cos they’re looking 4 who 2 replace drogba, is an opportunity

  8. Okolie Bilita vic

    October 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Hmm i c a new chelsea with facao in d front line of chelsea formation,i wil b nice, facao plz come 2 chelsea. Up blues

  9. I. A. Goodluck

    October 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Ramadel Facao may b a good replacement of (DD) Didier Drogba if he finally come to Chelsea Jan., & I think Chelsea will b a very good place 4 him to enjoy his football.

  10. paul

    October 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Wel i thnk u al 4 ur coment so far, my suggestion 4 falcao is dis;- he shuld join chelsea and enjoy game wit good nd quality midfieders lik mikel,ramires,hazard,mata,oscar,marin nd others so he would be able to play nd score. But if he stil prefer man city gudluck.but i dont no who would be benched 4 him. up blues!!.remember neymar is willin 2 join us(chelsea).

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