Radamel Falcao is back in Spanish football. The Colombian forward was registered this Tuesday in The league for Rayo Vallecano, although he will wear a particular jersey number, and not the typical 9.
Falcao, according to the LaLiga page, will wear number 3 on his back. For his part, also Colombian Iván Arboleda, a goalkeeper who arrived free at the closing of the transfer market, will wear number 25.
Falcao could only choose between 3 and 15. Shirt 9 belongs to Randy Nteka, a French attacker who already had that number registered and it was impossible to change it with the season already started.
“El Tigre de Santa Marta” has already completed his first training session under the orders of coach Andoni Iraola. In the absence of official confirmation, the player could be presented this Thursday to his fans.
With a win, a draw and two losses, Rayo Vallecano is 12th in the LaLiga standings. Next Saturday he will host Getafe at the Vallecas Stadium, where Falcao could make his debut.
It will be strange to see the Colombian striker “roar” with a jersey other than 9. He used this number with Porto, Atlético de Madrid, Monaco, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Galatasaray.