Manchester City are getting ready to shell out a British record £54 million for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, reports the Sunday Mirror. The Colombian striker was widely expected to be heading to west London this summer but Manchester City have swooped in on the forward and are ready to meet his buyout clause.
Falcao’s agent, Jorge Mendes, also manages Jose Mourinho and the striker was reportedly keen to play under the Portuguese at Chelsea. However the forward wasn’t willing to fight with Fernando Torres, who’s the London club owner’s favourite, for a first team spot. So he has decided to join the Premier League 2011-12 champions instead where he will form a deadly striking partnership with a third former Atletico striker Sergio Aguero, who Falcao replaced in the Madrid club two seasons ago.