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Oops! Did Falcao give game away with Real Madrid tweet?


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Radamel Falcao was a late withdrawal from the Monaco squad to face Lille on Saturday night - leading to fevered speculation about whether a transfer move was on the cards.


Would the Colombian possibly be moving to Manchester City, who were reported to be keen on bringing him to England? Maybe Arsenal were shock contenders for his signature?

But Real Madrid have been favourites to sign the Colombia international on loan all summer and Falcao appeared to have let the cat out of the bag after apparently committing a social media gaffe of rather epic proportions.

The Monaco superstar was reported to have tweeted and then rapidly deleted a message revealing he will soon be a Madrid player, but not before people got screengrabs.


However, despite the seemingly convincing evidence, Falcao then tweeted to claim that he had been set up.

The tweet below reads: "I must deny the news in the tweet which I didnt write and which was a photo montage"

But, as Rob Harris of AP pointed out, why then did Falcao's apparently faked tweet appear in his timeline?

Whether he was guilty of a Twitter slip or not, rumours of a move to Real Madrid persist, and open up the prospect of the European champions having the greatest attack ever assembled in the history of football.

Falcao is arguably the greatest centre-forward in the game at present, and at Real Madrid he would be supported by a trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez - three of the five most expensive players of all time.

It is quite the dream team - arguably outstripping even the first 'galactico' generation which included Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldo.

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