The Russian national team manager Fabio Capello has said that he has not seen another striker impress him as much as the Athletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, who has been linked with a £ 45 million move to Chelsea in the January transfer window. The 26-year-old Columbia striker has for some time linked with some of the best clubs in the world, but he decided to move to the Spanish club Athletico Madrid last season. Signed for around £ 40 million, the striker was extremely impressive after he helped the team win the Europa league. He scored more than 35 goals in all competitions for Athletico Madrid last season.

Now, he was once again influential in helping the team lift the UEFA Super cup in the match against Chelsea. He scored a hat-trick in the match and was at his imperious best. This has led to praise from managers across the world, while none have been as high as the one from the Russian national team manager Fabio Capello. The 66-year-old has said that Radamel Falcao is the best striker he has ever seen. Radamel Falcao has already scored more than 10 goals in the start of the new season.

“Throughout my entire career, there has been only one player who impressed me as much as Messi when I first saw him against my Juventus at the Joan Gamper trophy, and that is Radamel Falcao. He is a fantastic striker, without a doubt the best around at the moment,” Capello told La Gazzetta dello Sport regarding the Columbian striker. Even though Athletico Madrid are persistent that they will not sell the player in the January transfer window, it is believed that the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made the signing of the player his personal interest in the last few weeks.