Chelsea Complete Deal For Man Utd Flop As Striker Signs £180,000-A-Week Contract
Chelsea have wrapped-up the signing of Man Utd flop Radamel Falcao on a season long loan deal from Monaco after the striker penned a £180,000-a-week contract
With the summer transfer window finally open for business, managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads ahead of next season so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Chelsea have wrapped-up the signing of Radamel Falcao….
Chelsea have wrapped-up the signing of Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao on a season long loan deal from Monaco after the striker penned a contract worth £180,000-a-week, according to the Guardian.
Falcao endured a disastrous season on loan at United last year where he managed to score just 4 goals in his 29 appearances so it was no surprise when Louis van Gaal rejected the chance to make his move permanent.
Reports soon emerged suggesting that Falcao could be given another chance in the Premier League with the Mirror claiming at the end of May that the striker’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 the press in June that he wanted to help Falcao 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
Sky Sports then broke the news last month that Chelsea had found an agreement with Monaco to take the Colombian hitman on loan for a season with the option to make the move permanent in 12 months time.
Fans have been patiently waiting for further news with Falcao taking part in the Copa America in Chile but it appears the move has now finally gone through.
The Guardian claim today that the striker has has signed a one-year deal worth £180,000-a-week with Chelsea set to pay Monaco a £4m loan fee, and Falcao will link-up with his new team mates on their pre-season tour of North America later this month.
The newspaper says that the striker’s father, Radamel Garcia, confirmed the news during an interview with Caracol TV last night while his uncle, Herbert King – who is on holiday with the player – supposedly reiterated the news directly to the Guardian paper.
So it appears everything is now sealed and Falcao will be a Chelsea player next season, which I must admit is something of a surprise given his disappointing spell with United.
His confidence was at rock bottom during his final days at Old Trafford and he continued his poor form for his country in the Copa America after failing to score a single goal as Colombia crashed out on penalties to Argentina last week.
However, Falcao was once one of the deadliest striker’s in world football and has scored 204 goals in 334 career games, so we know there is a superb finisher in there somewhere. If Mourinho can boost his confidence and get him back 100% fit then this could turn out to be a shrewd move by the champions.
Mourinho needed to bring in another striker after Didier Drogba left the club and while it’s something of a gamble to sign Falcao, you wouldn’t bet against the striker regaining his best form under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge next season.
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