Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester City were two of the clubs interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao during the transfer window, the Spanish club’s chief executive has said, according to ESPN.
Gil Marin said: “You only have to look at what happened this summer. Apart from Athletic and ourselves, everyone has had to sell big names because they needed to survive in the current environment of bankruptcy. A French club [PSG], a Russian and two English [Chelsea and Man City] came for Falcao and he stayed because we took a risk we would be able to make our payments.”
Falcao underscored his worth with his display in the European Super Club against one of his reported suitors, Chelsea. The Colombian centre-forward bagged a first-half hat-trick against the Champions League holders, his second treble in a week after days earlier putting three past Athletic Bilbao in a La Liga meeting.
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