LISBON - Atletico Madrid have agreed to
sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Porto for a fee of 40
The deal is subject to the player passing a medical and
agreeing personal terms, the Portuguese champions said in a
statement on Thursday before adding the fee could rise to 47
million euros depending on variable conditions.
Porto also said Atletico had agreed to sign Portugal
midfielder Ruben Micael for five million euros.
Falcao, 25, grabbed 38 goals last season to help his team
claim the Premier League-Portuguese Cup-Europa League treble.
He also became the record scorer in a UEFA club competition
campaign with 17 goals in the Europa League.
The previous mark was held by German great Jurgen Klinsmann
who netted 15 times when Bayern Munich lifted the 1996 UEFA Cup.
Falcao scored 73 goals in 84 games for Porto after joining
the club in July 2009 from Argentina's River Plate for 5.5
The striker, who last month extended his Porto contract
until 2015, has won 31 caps for his country and scored nine
international goals including two that helped Colombia reach the
Copa America quarter-finals in July.
Atletico sold Argentina forward Sergio Aguero to Manchester
City in July in a deal reported by British media to be worth
about 45 million euros.
Micael, 24, joined Porto in January 2010 from domestic
rivals Nacional Madeira.
He has become a regular in Paulo Bento's Portugal squad
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