It’s fair to say that Falcao hasn’t had a good few years in England. First he flopped on loan at Manchester United and spent a dismal season on the bench and making brief cameo appearances. He never quite found any form at Old Trafford and was swiftly on his way first opportunity.
Chelsea then took a gamble on the misfiring striker as they looked to one of the most feared strikers in Europe to bolster their chances of Premier League glory. He scored a lonely goal for Chelsea in 10 appearances and spent the rest of the season injured or uninterested.
Turkish outfit, Galatasaray, seem to be the next club to see if they can turn around the fortunes of the star. Monaco, Falcao’s parent club, don’t want to keep the player on their books and Chelsea will not be renewing the loan agreement after a less than impressive season on loan. Falcao was reportedly pocketing £140,000-a-week at Chelsea, which is a lot less than he was getting at Manchester United, but still a lot of cash for his measly return.
Galatasaray have previously attracted the likes of Robin Van Persie and Nani amongst other famous names. He told Goal magazine:
“I have two months training with the team and I feel in good condition. I need to have competition and to play. These past few months I could not have the continuity that I wanted but I’m very excited and waiting for an opportunity. I never say no [to MLS] but in this moment I am thinking about Europe and my performances here. I think I have more years to fight in these leagues.”