Most players don’t pay a team to play for them, but Radamel Falcao did. Will his gamble pay off for him or Chelsea?
Once a sensational striker, Radamel Falcao’s production has fallen off a cliff, but in order to sign with Chelsea, he agreed to take a paycut.
According to the Metro, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitted that the 29-year-old Falcao was determined to join the Blues in order to prove his doubters wrong and even offered to take less money to make sure the loan from Monaco went through.
“He is not happy that in England people think he is not as good as he is and his motivation is there,” Mourinho said.
“He did a lot of things to come to us. He lost money to come to us, he didn’t want to listen to other offers.
“He helped us a lot to do a deal with Monaco so all these things together we think we can help him and he can help us.”
After a breakout season with River Plate in 2007-08, Falcao joined Porto in 2009 and went on a scoring rampage for the next four years, recording at least 34 goals in each of the next four seasons in stints with Porto and Atletico Madrid. Falcao joined Monaco in 2013 but recorded just 9 goals in 17 appearances.
Last season with Man United, Falcao recorded four goals in 26 appearances for the Red Devils.