Chelsea have decided against signing Columbia international, Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis. The 29 year-old forward arrived the Stamford bridge during the Summer from Old Trafford, after having been loaned out to the side from AS Monaco in the middle of last season. Chelsea’s coach, Jose Mourinho convinced that he could help him find his long-lost form, made the club sign him on a 1-year loan deal after United opted not to sign him on a permanent basis following a poor campaign which saw him score only 4 goals in all competitions since joining in January 2015.
His poor run has also continued at the Stamford bridge, with the former Atletico Madrid hitman able to find the back of the net just once in 9 appearances for the Blues. With Diego Costa on the sidelines following his 3-match ban, Falcao has been preferred in the starting 11 ahead of Loic Remy. But once again, he couldn’t deliver, as he fired blanks in Chelsea’s latest match – a 3-1 defeat at home at the hands of Southampton. His form has dipped heavily since he left Atletico Madrid, picking up an injury afterwards and missing the world cup due to it.
Although, Chelsea have the options of retaining him at the end of the season according to the deal signed in summer, but they wont be, as his form isn’t anything to come by, with him last finding the net as far back as August, in a 2-1 league defeat by Crystal Palace. The Pensioners will definitely be looking at bringing in a new striker by January, as their bench lacks top quality in the striking department.