Soccer

Falcao heading to England?

2013-05-21 12:13
Radamel Falcao (AFP)
Cape Town - Atletico Madrid have given striker Radamel Falcao their backing as the star player searches for a new club.

Falcao, 27, is regarded as the best striker on the planet and, according to the Sky Sports website, has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Monaco in recent months.

Atletico's CEO, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, said the Spanish club are relaxed about Falcao's exit, as they have become accustomed to replacing star players in recent years.

"Atletico knows how to change good strikers. Fernando Torres, (Diego) Forlan, (Sergio) Aguero and now Falcao.

"We don't know who exactly will be the next one but we know Atletico will have a strong team next season.

"Before the start of the season we talked with the player and we promised him that if he kept the same performance and helped us to the UEFA Champions League, Atletico would help him.

"Every decision that he takes, Atletico will be with him."

The Colombian scored 70 goals in two seasons at Atletico - who are set to finish third in La Liga this season.

He also helped them upset city rivals Real Madrid 2-1 in the Copa del Ray final over the weekend.

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