Radamel Falcao has bid an emotional farewell to Atletico Madrid at a ceremony held today at the Vicente Calderon.
The Colombian saw his expected exit from Atleti this summer confirmed on Friday, with Monaco picking up the 27-year-old on a five-year deal said to be paying upwards of €45m as a transfer fee and €14m a season in salary.
At a special ceremony held today at the Vicente Calderon, a tearful Falcao bid goodbye to Los Colchoneros, who he leaves after 90 appearances and 70 goals.
“Thanks to Miguel Angel Gil, to Enrique Cerezo, to Cholo Simeone, the coaching staff, to all the people who work for the institution, my teammates…” Falcao offered this afternoon.
“So far, these years at Atleti have been the best of my career and I have experienced moments that I will never forget.
“I’m very happy to have won these titles [the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and Copa del Rey] and to have defended this shirt in every game.”
The striker’s speech was cut short as he was too tearful to continue.
President Enrique Cerezo paid tribute to the player, whilst a video of his best moments with the club was shown.