Register Login Live

International

Falcao Free To Leave With Goodwill

Perhaps it is because they will get at  least £50 million for him, but Atletico Madrid are relaxed about losing Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian striker’s next port of call remains a mystery, but the Copa del Rey champions are resigned to losing him.

However, after scoring 70 goals in two seasons at the Calderon, and spearheading Atleti’s blossoming into perennial silverware contenders, Falcao will be leaving with goodwill.

Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Martin says that Falcao is free to choose where his future lies, and that the club will support him in his decision.

While they know they stand to lose arguably the best striker on the planet, Madrid believe that Falcao has earned the right to determine his destiny, and that history suggests they are well-placed to replace him.

"Atletico knows how to change good strikers," Martin told Sky Sports.

"Fernando Torres, Forlan, 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."

Falcao has been linked to English Premier League champions Manchester United in the past few months, as well as Europa League winners Chelsea.

Manchester City are also now being touted as serious contenders to sign the prolific hit-man, after Juventus confirmed they are interested in signing Carlos Tevez from the Etihad outfit.

Falcao's Farewell Ahead Of Monaco Move

City Rule Out Neymar And Falcao

Falcao Free To Leave With Goodwill

Falcao Rejects Monaco Rumours

10 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

85 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

25 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

10 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Bobby’s Suspension: ‘This Is A Family Issue’

67 Aug 04, 2020 07:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Rakhale's Best Looks Alongside His Car Collection

1 Aug 05, 2020 10:59 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Solskjaer Confirms High-Profile Man Utd Departure

2 Aug 06, 2020 12:09 AM in Manchester United

Drogba Causes Stir In Ivory Coast

19 Aug 03, 2020 05:02 PM in International

Man Utd Unveil 2020/21 Home Kit

9 Aug 04, 2020 05:21 PM in Manchester United

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

85 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Kekana: We Won’t Cope Without The Fans

28 Aug 04, 2020 08:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

‘Pirates Played Good Football When He Was Here’

6 Aug 04, 2020 02:10 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch