There was high speculation about the future of the striker and top scorer of the Colombian team, Radamel Falcao García, in terms of which will be his next club and if he will leave European football.
The 36-year-old samarium attacker has a signed contract with Rayo Vallecano in Madrid until June 30, 2023, but the Mexican press considered him as a possible incorporation of the Toluca club in the 2022 summer transfer market.
Although El Tigre renewed for one year with the rayista team, his representative offered him to reach other clubs outside Europe, but the rumors of an eventual departure were diluted after what was said by David Cobeño, Rayo Vallecano sports director.
Cobeño clarified that Falcao has his future guaranteed in the Vallecas team after a dialogue with the Spanish media outlet Onda Cero. The manager made it clear that Radamel will fulfill his contract with the Spanish team and will stay on Iberian soil for one more season:
From the intern Franjirroja the expectation for what Falcao can do in the following season remains latent despite the fact that recurring injuries have invaded him with a view to getting the starting role in the team led by Andoni Iraola.
Falcao convinced the president of Rayo, Raúl Martín Presa, to continue in the team, despite being revulsive throughout the 2021/22 campaign in La Liga Santander after his time at Galatasaray in Turkey. Last season El Tigre reported 6 goals in 25 games played in La Liga.
The attacker will hope to add more goals and increase his prominence in the Madrid club, which will seek to bet on an international competition after finishing in 12th position in the competition with 42 points and a goal difference of -11:
On September 16, 2021 (in his debut with Rayo Vallecano against Getafe), Falcao came on in the 71st minute and scored his goal 10 minutes later thanks to a wall with Pathé Ciss. The ‘3’ controlled the ball and powerfully finished off the right-hand post of David Soria, the rival goalkeeper:
Rada’s second goal cry since his return to the Iberian country was on September 21, 2021 against Athletic Club de Bilbao: he came on to replace Unai López at minute 76 of the match and, in added time with seven minutes added, received a cross from the Portuguese Baby to push her head down and give the three points to the Vallecanos after more than eight years without being able to win in Basque territory.
Falcao’s third goal for the working-class team from the Spanish capital came in a 3-1 win over Cádiz on 26 September. That day, in the 44th minute, he scored a diagonal in the large area and received a pass from his teammate Iván Balliu through the right sector. The Colombian striker looked for the ball at the near post and, with a precise touch, beat goalkeeper Jeremías Ledesma to the near post. This goal represented a partial 2-1 in favor of his team. 9267108
What stands out about the goal that Falcao scored on the eleventh date of the Spanish league was not only the rival Rayo Vallecano faced, but also the way in which he defined it. As in his best times, the Tiger, hand in hand with Gerard Piqué after a deep pass from the Argentine Óscar Trejo, hooked with his right leg to shoot flush with one of the verticals with the left boot. Ter Stegen could do nothing. It happened in the 30th minute:
The Colombian striker surprised on November 6, 2021, entering as a shock for Rayo Vallecano by scoring 2-1 on the scoreboard at the Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid.
El Tigre de Santa Marta could boast of having scored against Barcelona and Real Madrid in the same season with the workers’ club of the Spanish capital. At minute 79 he rose to connect twice with his head, first to pass the ball to left winger Álvaro García, and then to receive a cross from the Spaniard and connect the header in the discount of the result:
Tigre’s last goal came in the 77th minute of the match played at the Vallecas Soccer Field on May 1, 2022 against Real Sociedad. The score was given when his team fell by the slightest difference. The number ‘3’ took advantage of the rebound left by the goalkeeper Álex Remiro after a shot by his teammate Álvaro García: