Radamel Falcao had been deflecting reports for weeks that he would sign with free spending French Ligue 1 team AS Monaco FC. It seems, however, that the money was just too good for the Colombian striker.
Falcao signed a five year €51million deal with the team this weekend, and completed a flurry of moves made by the heavy laden pockets of Monaco club owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev. Falcao took to Twitter to express his excitement. ‘I want to share with you that I will be player of @ASMFC-MONACO next season. I’m eager to start this challenge! I count on you [sic] support!’ Continue reading Falcao snubs Chelsea, Madrid to sign with Monaco
One day before the clash between La Liga powers Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey final, Los Rojiblancos star Radamel Falcao talked about his team’s state of mind heading into the match. Falcao stated he knows Real “is favorite because of its budget and players, but we’re not bothered.”
The Colombian striker was also pestered about recent transfer rumors, but he decidedly played them off. “”I don’t know anything about Monaco. I’m focused on Atlético. What’s been said is of no concern to me. According to the media I’ve signed with half of Europe: Chelsea, United, Monaco, Real Madrid… There’s no truth to it. Six months after I got here there was already speculation I would be joining another club.”
“Last year they asked me the same thing in Bucarest, whether it would be my last big game with Atleti, and guess what? I’m still here.” “The more finals you play the more you enjoy them. All I’m concerned about is playing well and doing my best for the team, and we’ll see what happens.”
Falcao heads into the match with 28 goals in La Liga.
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For some time, top clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea had all been in the race to land Radamel Falcao. The 27 year-old striker has dazzled La Liga with his sensational performances while at Atletico Madrid, including a 4-1 drubbing of Chelsea where he recorded a hat trick.
However, French club AS Monaco FC has whisked away Falcao with a £50million deal that will bring the Colombian to Fontvieille. Owner Dmitry Rybolovlev wasn’t afraid to be aggressive, and he hopes Falcao will help Monaco challenge Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-German as they return from relegation.
The deal does contain an intriguing escape clause that will allow Falcao to leave after one year, ensuring that all other clubs aren’t quite out of the race. The striker will collect £8.2m a year.
Fresh off being crowned La Liga champions, Barcelona seemed to come out to the Vicente Calderon on a bit of a hangover. But despite using three substitutions and a slight injury to Lionel Messi, the Blaugrana were able to walk away with the win, after an own goal by Atletico late.
Radamel Falcao scored from 10 yards out in the 51st minute after a breakdown in Barca’s defense. Alexis Sanchez was able to respond in the 72nd, striking the ball into the net after a neat connection with teammate Cesc Fabregas. Gabi’s own goal came just 8 minutes later.
The win by Barca gives them 3 more points in the standings, putting them at 91 points to date. The Catalans will certainly be looking to tie Real Madrid’s record 100 points from last year with 3 wins to close the season.
I have to say that I have never been a fan of the European Super Cup always thinking of it as a one sided competition which always favoured the club that had won the Champions League, rather than the one that had won the Europa League.
After all wasn’t the Europa League for the sides that were not good enough to play in the Champions League? Well putting all that aside, and not being the biggest Chelsea fan on the planet I decided last night that in between trying to follow on the radio, and what was happening on the last day of the transfer market that I would wander in and out of the kitchen to watch the game in Monaco on the television, and within five minutes I was hooked. Continue reading The Columbian that made Chelsea humble
Athletico Madrid’s star striker Columbian Radamel Falcao says he can score as many goals as Ronaldo, and Messi this season challenging them for the title of top goalscorer in La Liga.
The 26-year-old scored 24 goals for Athletico in his first season with the club, and says he can improve on that this season.
“It’s up to me to improve on what I did last time around and that’s my aim,” Falcao was quoted as saying on the official Liga website. Continue reading Falcao can score as many as Ronaldo and Messi