If reports are to be believed then it’s only a matter of time before the Colombian striker Radamel Falcao puts pen to paper and is seen holding a Chelsea shirt.
It is understood that the former Manchester United loanee has agreed personal terms with Chelsea and will be taking a huge pay-cut on his £265,000-a-week wages at Old Trafford to play in the Premier League.
The move seems imminent and we may get the official confirmation as soon as the Los Cafeteros captain returns from Copa America. Chelsea now just have to agree a financial package with Monaco, who want youngsters Mario Pasalic and Charly Musonda in exchange for Falcao on a loan deal.
Blue’s boss Jose Mourinho wants Falcao on a season-long loan deal despite his dismal show with Manchester United where he could find the back of the net on only 4 occasions in his 26 appearances for the Red Devils. The special one still has faith in El Tigre’s abilities and was quoted as saying:
“It really hurts me that people in England believe that Falcao is the guy they saw at Manchester United.He’s a player I know, one that I’ve followed since Atletico Madrid and if I can help Falcao arrive at his level I will do it.”
And why not? After all it was Falcao himself who was the architect of Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid’s destruction during the 2013 Copa Del Rey final where he first set Diego Costa up for a goal and later on netted in a screamer to bury Los Blancos’ hopes, to stun the Santiago Bernabeu. Mourinho witnessed it all first hand from the sidelines.
The Blues’ fans should also rejoice that the coming of Falcao will see him reunited with his once strike partner Diego Costa with whom he formed one of the most devastating partnerships upfront during their time in Atletico together.
However the roles this time round will be reversed as Falcao will play as Costa’s number two but as Jose knows all too well, these two amigos can work magic up front and spell doom for the opposition.
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Edited By: Harshal Ahire