In terms of the most high profile transfers of the summer, Radamel Falcao’s loan switch from Monaco to Chelsea is some way down the list given his fall from grace in recent seasons.
Once upon a time, Chelsea fans would have been licking their lips at the prospect of boasting Diego Costa and the Colombian international in the same team but fast forward to 2015 and most Blues supporters have been rolling their eyes at his arrival.
Suffering long-term injuries in recent seasons, Falcao only managed to score four goals for United in the Premier League last term despite the Red Devils splashing out huge wages on the former Atletico Madrid striker.
Before Chelsea secured a deal for him earlier this summer, Blues boss Jose Mourinho spoke at length about wanting to rescue Falcao while returning him to his former glories but while he received a vote of faith from the Chelsea manager, the supporters certainly aren’t cut from the same cloth.
Falcao will have to hit the ground running and fast to convince the Blues fans he wasn’t an absolute waste of time and his task will be made that much harder given the fact he’ll have to get used to a super-sub role.
With Chelsea always opting to play one up top, this man will undoubtedly be Diego Costa but given the Spanish international’s temperament, perhaps Falcao may need to fill in on plenty of occasions if Costa is suspended or injured.
Keeping along this theme, we’ve devised five reasons why Jose Mourinho will be able to coax more out of Falcao than Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal ever managed to.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 reasons why Radamel Falcao will do better at Chelsea than Manchester United.