Soccer legend Hugo Sanchez believes that Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will follow in his footsteps and switch from Atletico Madrid to their fierce Spanish city rivals Real Madrid.
Sanchez, who is now a coach in his native Mexico, moved across the Spanish capital in 1985 from Atletico and enjoyed huge success with Real winning five consecutive La Liga league titles, the Copa Del Rey and the UEFA Cup.
Falcao has been tipped by many experts for a move to Real even though head coach Jose Mourinho has previously said he would not sign a player from their local rivals due to an non-aggression agreement between the two clubs.
However, Sanchez, who notched 164 goals in just 207 appearances for Real, thinks that if Falcao is to make continue his development then Mourinho’s team would be the perfect place to do it.
In an interview with the official Real Madrid website, Sanchez revealed how the circumstances Falcao finds himself in today – being touted by a host of top European clubs – is a similar situation the Mexican faced 25 years ago.
He said: “At that moment I felt that Real Madrid was where I had to go and I think Falcao is thinking something similar today. Not just because it is Real but also because I believe he wants to go a more ambitious team.”
Sanchez also recognized the Colombian’s worth in this day and age, where an out-and-out frontmen who can score on a regular basis is a rare commodity.
“There are fewer and fewer player in his mould and for that reason I would be happy for him to fulfil his objectives.” He added.