A couple of weeks ago I counselled you over why you shouldn’t ready too much into anything you hear from Radamel Falcao before the Summer – the Colombian had spoken admiringly of the Premier League, and all of our papers got terribly over-excited.
Unfortunately, the prolific Atletico Madrid forward has taken a bit of backwards step:
I am calm. I don’t even know what I’m doing tomorrow. I am happy here and enjoying things at present. I am not thinking about leaving, only in playing this season, and I hope everything goes well.
The club has needs and it depends on certain results.
There are many factors — the economy of the club, entering the Champions League. Later, Atletico and the responsible people will decide what to do with my future. Many times the players are the last to know.
Given the way Atletico have started the season – unbeaten in eight – there’s very little chance that he’ll be going anywhere in January. That immediately discredits all the ‘Roman Abramovich gargantuan offer’-style stories which we’ve been hearing – Atletico won’t even entertain a transfer before the Summer.
Additionally, there are no guarantees that he’ll actually be heading off at the end of the season either, because if the club qualify for the Champions League, then they’ll fight tooth and nail to keep the forward – a successful campaign at that level would only exaggerate Falcao’s worth and put an extra £10m on his price. A player who has shown his ability to perform at that level will always be less of a risk as an investment.
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