Update 1st July:
While we reported that Falcao was a done deal a couple of weeks back, all that remained was for him to complete his participation in the Copa America for the formalities to be completed. After being knocked out by Colombia, the Evening Standard says that a £130k per week deal has finally been agreed upon with the player and the deal will be announce imminently.
Given his additional workload over the summer, Falcao will likely be given more time off to recover before reporting for pre-season training.
In the meantime, if you just can’t wait to see him in action, check out his most recent performance stats (below) plus his best goals (as curated by someone on YouTube with far too much time on their hands):
Falcao a done deal
It appears that the worst kept secret in world football is signed and sealed.
Sources have confirmed that a season long loan deal for Falcao has effectively been completed while Monaco are interested in including two Chelsea youngsters in the deal. The two young players are reportedly Mario Pasalic and Charly Musonda.
Jose’s now famous quote about Falcao has done the rounds and it’s no secret that he’s a fan of the player.
It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United.
All that seems to be left to be agreed is the personal side of the deal with Falcao currently in Chile playing for Colombia in the Copa America.
Falcao Stats from Last Season
Stats from Falcao’s Premier League games for Man Utd in the 2014/15 season:
Mins Played: 1,287
Pass Completion: 86.2%
Dribbles per game: 0.5
Tackles per game: 0.4
Two Players Leaving On Loan
Of the two Chelsea youngsters potentially going the other way, Charly Musonda would seem the most likely to come to fruition. The player’s father is anxious for his son to play first team football in one of Europe’s top leagues this coming season.
He’s quoted as saying: “Charly must absolutely leave Chelsea and, since January, Monaco have been trying to sign him. Monaco are not alone, but they truly want him.
Chelsea don’t want him to go back to Belgium. They want Charly to play in a good team in a big league. He must play for a first team.”
It would appear to be a nice sweetner in the deal.
Ready for the new season
Blues fans can look forward to a new world class striker that is likely to be treated completely differently to his stint at Old Trafford.
Yes injury and general fitness concerns remain, but with the deal being wrapped up before a full pre-season begins, Jose and his team can begin to condition Falcao without any need to rush him into action.
The focus may now turn to Loic Remy, and the threat that Falcao brings to his time on the pitch.