Radamel Falcao 'desperate' to join Chelsea - Would you sign him?
According to a report featured in The Telegraph, Radamel Falcao is desperate to sign for Chelsea this summer and is willing to take a pay cut to force the move through. I am asking you, the Chelsea fan reading this post if you would sign him based on his performances for United this season?
For United, Falcao scored just four goals this season and has struggled to force his way into Louis Van Gaal's plans. As a result, Falcao has been released from his loan spell at United as they decided against making his move permanent.
Let's not forget that Falcao has struggled to find his form ever since he overcame his serious knee injury that forced him out of the World Cup a year ago. Everyone knows that strikers need games to find their form and confidence and it's obvious that has played a major part in this season for the Colombian.
So would you sign Falcao for Chelsea this summer? It's a hard one to call. His natural ability is something that no one can deny. In addition, you have to feel that Jose Mourinho could work wonders for him personally and would rebuild his confidence having a manager that would back him.
Loan deal is a good option, but he needs to take a pay cut
The problem I have is that Diego Costa is our number one and if we pay Falcao a ridiculous wage to sign him, he would have to start more games than he misses because it would be pointless signing him otherwise.
I personally believe that if Falcao is available then we should do the same for a season as United have done BUT at a much lower weekly wage. In that way, we get to see what happens with him working with the players and Mourinho for a season to then see how he responds. If he performs as he has for United then he goes back to Monaco or wherever. If he gets his confidence back and finds the goalscoring touch one again, then we have the option to make the deal permanent.
I cannot help but think we have been in this situation before (Torres)