As news broke this afternoon of Chelsea finally agreeing a deal to sign
Below are eight facts you may not have known about the 29-year-old.
6. Falcao earned his first professional contract at the tender age of 13 when he was picked up by Lanceros Boyaca in the Colombian second division. Making his debut for the club on August 28, 1999 at the age of 13 years and 188 days, he became the youngest Colombian to make a debut in the country’s history.
5. He was given the nickname ‘El Tigre’ by scouts at River Plate. The Argentine giants picked him up whilst playing for Colombia’s under-17 side and was promptly bought for just £300,000 in 2001, making his debut just three years later.