Transfer Balls: Radamel Falcao and his agent share the same Chelsea dream
Transfer Balls hears the Daily Telegraph report that “Radamel Falcao is “desperate to join Chelsea”. How deseperate to join the Premier League champions is the man once nicknamed “El Tigre” and billed by Pep Guardiola as “the best penalty-box forward in the world”?
“Former Manchester United striker willing to take big pay cut to link up with Jose Mourinho”
How much, then, for the man whose end-of-season appraisal was delivered by Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal:
“Falcao is a top professional and a good human being. On behalf of myself and everyone at the club I would like to wish him well for the future.”
A good pro and good bloke. That’s what you get for £1m-a-month. Bargain.
Matt Law adds:
Manchester United have decided not to take up their option to sign Falcao permanently, but the Colombian wants to stay in the Premier League and ideally move to London.
He’s not desperate to play for Chelsea, then. Falcao just wants to live in London.
Arsenal showed an interest in Falcao last August, but are unlikely to pursue the striker this summer – leaving Chelsea as his only hope.
Arsenal didn’t puruse the striker because he cost $265,000-a-week. He then played not all that well for Manchester United, who did agree to pay his nutzoid wages for a season. Manchester City had been interested in the Colombian until they were told that it would cost £29 million to fund the deal.
Chelsea are in the market for a replacement for Didier Drogba, and Jose Mourinho and Falcao share the same agent, Jorge Mendes… Mendes will attempt to broker a move to Stamford Bridge for Falcao.
Of course he will. But even the most ambitious agent must agree that the chances on Chelsea paying Falcao £65,000-a-week more than they invest in Eden Hazard are thinner than Brendan Rodger’s excuses.
As ever the Metro pipes up. It says that the deal is on and Falcao could take a £100,000-a-week pay cut to realise his dream of playing for [insert name of London club here] come true.
Just £165,000-a-week to hire Falcao, then. The man’s a dreamer…