Radamel Falcao is officially set to end his career with Atletico Madrid at the conclusion of the season.
According to analyst Guillem Balague, the club announced that the 27-year-old forward will not be on the roster next season:
Atletico Madrid have announced that Falco will leave the club at the end of this season— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 20, 2013
Dave Kidd of Mirror Football reported that Falcao is headed to Manchester City for £54 million. However, the only official statement to this point is that the player will leave Atletico Madrid.
Falcao is currently third in La Liga in goals scored this season with 28, trailing only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Colombian star also added six scores in other competitions this season to help his club.
Atletico Madrid has two matches left in the year, but it has already clinched third place to earn a spot in the Champions League next season. The squad also won the Copa del Rey with an upset win over Real Madrid in the finals on Friday.
This was a huge moment for the club, as you can see in the celebration recorded here:
Falcao also posted this picture of himself with the trophy on his Instagram account:
However, it appears that Falcao is set to move on from the Spanish club to a new challenge in the future.
Is this the right move for Radamel Falcao?
If he does go to Manchester City, he would join a club that finished in second place in the English Premier League after winning the title last season. The squad allowed the fewest goals in the league, but it only ranked fifth in goals scored.
With Falcao, the club would instantly become a top contender not only in England, but also in Champions League as well.
Wherever the talented forward ends up, he should find plenty of success at both the individual level and with his new squad.