Radamel Falcao is rapidly proving to be one of the best strikers in the world, so it’s only natural that the spotlight will be shone brightly on the gifted Colombian as we cast our eyes and attention to the forthcoming January transfer window.
Falcao has taken La Liga by storm this season, as well as grabbing the world’s attention with performances in Europe that can rival the world’s best.
The 26-year-old often misses out when football players, managers, pundits and fans discuss the contenders for the best player in the world, but when the striker has matched Cristiano Ronaldo goal for goal so far this season, and sits just two goals short of the incredible Lionel Messi, it’s only going to be so long before Falcao’s name is synonymous with theirs, surely.
Not only is he pushing the deadly duo for La Liga’s golden boot this season, he is doing so in a lesser team, Atletico Madrid, making each goal scored even more impressive.
Just imagine what he could do if he was constantly being served by the likes of Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas and Messi. It’s a shuddering thought for defenders all across Spain, and indeed across the world.
Even though Atletico are sitting pretty in 2nd position in the league, largely thanks to the front man and his flurry of goals, it is unlikely that they can sustain their point-scoring at the rate they currently are. Probably just as unlikely as it is that their rivals Real Madrid will continue to linger in the murky depths of 4th for the rest of the season.
With Falcao’s superb form comes predictably high interest from Europe’s elite. The former Porto man’s prowess means it won’t be long before he outgrows his current team and needs to be mixing it with the world’s best at one of the biggest clubs.
So where is a likely destination for the Colombian star? A move across Madrid might be controversial, but you can’t imagine too many Real fans complaining if Jose Mourinho played his ‘special one’ card and convinced Falcao to make a career move to the Bernabeu.
Likewise, the striker’s quality means Barcelona would also struggle to pass up the opportunity to sign the player, even if it does seem like they already posses a perfectly terrifying attacking force.
Recent big spenders PSG are said to have made an offer for the striking sensation this winter, and it has been suggested that they have already offered for him to become the highest player in the world should he chose to join their ranks.
It is thought that Falcao is holding out to see if he gets any other offers from the dominant clubs in the top European leagues, with Chelsea and Manchester City likely candidates to win the race for his signature if he wanted to test out his skills in the enthralling Premier League.
Like many other top players, the Atletico ace has spoken of his love and admiration of football in England.
“The quality of the league is not in doubt – there is so much talk of Barcelona and Real Madrid but the champions of Europe are in England,” said the 26-year-old.
So where the fabulous Falcao will be when the next transfer window slams shut remains to be seen, but maybe this is one of the biggest hints yet that when Falcao flies the nest, he may land in London.