Colombia striker Falcao has sensationally moved to Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal, reports Calcio Mercato.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. This Has Been Coming for a While
He’s already scored two goals in three games in France this season.
2. He’s Just Come Back From Injury
The Colombia striker missed the World Cup through injury. He had missed most of 2014 through injury but returned to soccer on August 2 as Monaco tied 2-2 with Valencia in a friendly game.
3. Falcao Will Become the Latest ‘Galactico’
He will link up with his Colombia team mate James Rodriguez. Falcao will become the latest Real Madrid “Galactico.” Madrid also signed Toni Kroos this summer as the try to reclaim the Spanish championship.
4. Arsenal Tried to Hi-Jack the Deal
There were reports earlier on the August 28 that Arsenal might try to move for Falcao to replace their injured striker Olivier Giroud.
5. He’ll Be Facing Liverpool in the Champions League