'€40m transfer fee is a responsibility' - Atletico Madrid-bound Radamel Falcao

The Europa League winner spoke of his delight at earning a move to the Spanish capital club and confessed his transfer fee is an additional pressure to deliver
Atletico Madrid's soon-to-be striker Radamel Falcao has indicated that his transfer fee puts additional weight on his shoulders.

The Colombia international is set to join Atletico in a €40 million switch after establishing himself as one of football's most prolific strikers in two seasons at Porto.

Upon landing in Madrid, where he will be officially unveiled on Monday, Falcao admitted that the hefty sum involved in his transfer is an extra source of pressure.

"I am very thankful to Porto. I would like to thank all the efforts Aletico made for me, this is a very big team in Spain and this is the most important league in the world," Falcao said.

"It is a responsibility that they have paid €40m for me. I want to return the club that trust and I hope I will meet all the objectives."

Together with Falcao was Ruben Micael, who also joins Atletico from Porto, but for a fee of €5m.

However, the Portugal international confirmed he will not have the chance to enjoy football at the Vicente Calderon this season, as he will be loaned out to Zaragoza.

"It is not a step back to go to Zaragoza. It is good for me to play in the Spanish league," Micael noted.