Falcao is the best striker in the world, says Enrique Cerezo

The Colombia international notched a stunning five goals against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, and the Atletico Madrid president believes he is unmatched in his position
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo believes that Radamel Falcao is currently the best striker in the world.

The 26-year-old attacker scored five of his side's goals in Sunday's 6-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna, and the club supremo is delighted with his star striker's recent form.

"[Falcao] is best striker in the world," the 64-year-old said at a presentation at the Vicente Calderon.

"It is the first time I have seen a player get five goals here. I have seen others like Christian Vieri or Milinko Pantic do four, but neither of them did five."

The former Porto hitman's sensational form so far this term reportedly has ignited the interested of major European clubs, with Goal.com confirming that Chelsea have opened talks over a €60 million (£48.1m) move.

However, Cerezo had previously stated that the Atleti have not received official enquiries for the player yet, but also admitted that his side might not be able to hold on to him any longer.