Falcao? Yes, you read that right. The same one who scored 52 goals in 68 La Liga games for Atletico Madrid, but could only manage to score 15 goals in his last 46 league games for Monaco and United. He has been linked with a move to Chelsea, as it doesn’t seem Monaco are ready to end his loan deals yet. The 29 year-old Columbia international is currently the highest paid EPL player with a salary of 265,000 pounds per week, but he hasn’t been able to perform up to the worth, and United aren’t ready to 43.5 million pounds, which was included in his loan deal in case of a permanent signing.
Monaco has reportedly offered him to Chelsea on another loan, and with Mourinho and the player sharing same agent, Portuguese Jorge Mendes, a deal isn’t far from working out. But at 265,000 pounds a week, and probably 40 million Euros in transfer fees, it doesn’t seem that will be a feasible signing for Chelsea. If he is worth it is a discourse for another day, but as a replacement for Drogba and backup for Costa, the fee is outright ridiculous. A reduction in wages and transfer fees can get him playing at the Stamford bridge next season though. Chelsea have always desired to have him following his hat-trick against the club at the 2012 UEFA Super cup. Their dreams could finally come true if he agrees to a cut in wages.
It is believed by all and sundry that Falcao can be return to his old self again. After waving to United fans during what could be his last game for the Old Trafford side, Scholes said of him,
“I think with a run of games he will be fine – whether he’s at Manchester United or not. I don’t think he’s been as successful as he would like to have been. He’s not scored the goals, he’s not had the games. But you have to say that from an injury point of view it’s taken him a while to get back.”