Extraordinary reports emerged late last night from Radamel Falcao’s homeland Columbia claiming that the player is actually faking his age. They believe him to be 29 when he is generally accepted to be 27.
The Colombian news outlet Noticias UNO claim to have obtained a document from Falcao’s primary school showing that he was born in 1984 and not 1986 as you can see below:
A teacher from Falcao’s primary school, Wilson Serrano has backed up these claims:
“He was here in 1989 during preschool for children who are five years old. In order to enroll a student, any student, in this institution, one must provide an official birth certificate. We do not accept copies.”
The player was officially unveiled as Monaco’s new star just 3 weeks ago and they paid a club record €60m for someone who might not have been worth giving such a lavish and long contract to if he is much older than he is.
These allegations, should they be proved true, could cause Falcao no end of shame and trouble as further investigations into his past will now take place to determine why exactly he faked his age, what was the purpose of doing so?
Falcao’s father, when quizzed on the matter, immediately distanced his son from these claims, angrily muttering that this was some ‘administration error.’