Arrived at Rayo Vallecano during the summer transfer window, Radamel Falcao will return to the Liga pitches eight years after his stint at Atlético de Madrid where he exploded on the European scene between 2011 and 2013 thanks to his 91 goals and 9 assists in 70 matches with the Colchoneros. Currently perfecting his physical preparation, the Colombian international striker (91 caps, 35 goals) has so far only participated in 15 short minutes of play but hopes to be ready for Saturday’s league meeting against Getafe. Present at a press conference this Friday during his official presentation, El Tigre took the opportunity to justify the number chosen for his jersey.
If the number 9 is logically assigned to the goalscorer of a club, the Colombian will sport the number 3 with the Rayo. A beautiful tribute to his deceased father: “I want to thank Fran García, my teammate. He was available and I chose him because he meant a lot to my dad. He’s the one who gave me the love and passion for the sport, and that’s the number he wore. And what better tribute, now that he’s no longer here with us, than playing with number 3? ”, explained the former player of AS Monaco.