According to latest media reports Chelsea FC is preparing a strong £50m move for AS Monaco’s Colombian striker Radmael Falcao.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich spent a good amount of money over the summer but the Russian Oligarch is unlikely to be all that pleased with how the current quad-rate of strikers is performing and it is perhaps very much likely that he may provide Jose Mourinho more funds to spend in January.
Radamel Falcao, nicknamed as El Tigre i.e. The Tiger is famous for his consistency in goal scoring – something which is missing at Cheslea at the moment. Falcao has scored more than 100 goals in his first three seasons in Europe. He had also played a very important role in Atlético Madrid’s 12 match winning streak in a single Europa League season, making it the first team to do so. Falcao’s most noticeable traits, aside from his ability to score consistently, are his strong weaker foot and his aerial prowess.
Falcao made his debut as Footballer for a Colombian Division 2 side Lanceros at the age of 13 to become the youngest professional inhis native country. Then he moved to Argentine side Riverplate where he made his mark as a deadly striker. His exciting displays were not gone unnoticed in Europe as Portuguese side FC Porto signed him in the year 2009. Radamel Falcao formed one of the most feared partnerships in Europe with Brazilian star Hulk. A move to Atletico Madrid was a milestone of his career as his reputation of one of the best striker in the world was cemented.
The former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid man is reported to be unhappy with the atmosphere at home matches at the Stade Louis II as well as the overall quality of football he is being exposed to, which would perhaps explain his excellent return of nine goals in 14 matches.
All of Chesea’s strikers are struggling to score this season as Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle, Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, have scored just four Premier League goals amongst them this season. Mourinho will certainly look to address the most concerning area of the squad when the transfer window opens after the winter break and there is growing uncertainty about the Colombian star Falcao as he is not all that happy with life at Ligue 1 big spenders AS Monaco. The potential transfer, if it happens, would be an ideal deal for both club and the player.