Chelsea Reach Striker Deal Amid Reports Personal Terms Have Also Been Agreed
Chelsea are closing in on their first signing of the summer after agreeing a season-long loan deal with Monaco for Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao
As the opening of the summer transfer window approaches, managers are working hard identifying targets and lining-up potential deals so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Chelsea agree a loan deal for Radamel Falcao…
Chelsea are closing in on their first signing of the summer after agreeing a season-long loan deal with Monaco for Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao, according to Sky Sports News.
The Colombian international has just come off the back of a hugely disappointing season on loan at United where form and fitness issues meant he only managed to score 4 goals in his 29 appearances.
It therefore came as no surprise when Louis van Gaal opted against making the striker’s move a permanent one and Falcao headed off to the Copa America facing an uncertain future.
However, there were a few raised eyebrows when the Mirror reported at the end of May that the 29-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes – who also represents Jose Mourinho – was attempting to broker a deal with Chelsea.
The Blues boss then fuelled the speculation after telling reporters earlier this month that he was keen to give Falcao a chance to regain his best form.
“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.” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Express
It appears the negotiations have gone well as Sky Sports News sources are claiming this evening that the Blues have now reached an agreement with Monaco to sign Falcao on a season-long loan deal.
These claims come shortly after the Mirror reported that Chelsea had agreed personal terms with Falcao, so it appears that it’s only a matter of time until the Champions make an official announcement.
Mourinho has been on the look-out for another striker after the departure of Didier Drogba and I must admit I’m a little surprised he’s turned to Falcao given how poor he was during his spell at Old Trafford.
However, it could actually turn out to be a shrewd move by the Portuguese coach if he could get the Colombian back to his best as Falcao was one of the deadliest strikers in world football just a couple of years ago.
After making his name at Porto, where he scored 72 goals in just 87 appearances, he went on to score a further 70 goals in 91 games for Atletico Madrid before joining Monaco in 2013, so he certainly knows where the goal is.
If Chelsea can get him 100% fit and confident again in front of goal, then they may have pulled off a master-stroke by taking a gamble on giving Falcao another chance to prove himself in England. Only time will tell I suppose…..
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