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I think Falcao is an option to think seriously and coldly.

I've been following this guy since Porto and he is the best Pure forward I've seen in my life. A murderer of the box perfect to play in small spaces with teams

enclosed back defensively. Exactly what we need.

Falcao also is a specialist in making goals in important matches (especially in the finals).

It is true he has had two significant injuries, and this season he has shown not fully recovered physically from his injury. But it is also true that the blame for his poor performance was Van Gaal that has been dedicated to demoralize him since the beginning of the season.

With Jose would be totally different. Falcao would come to the Bridge with a manager who fully trust him and would feel supported from the beginning to be extra-motivated.

This summer Falcao plays Colombia in the American Cup and I am quite sure that his performance will be totally different. His big problem was motivational. Van Gaal did not want his signing and when Van Gaal does not want a player he forgets him totally.

And I think the comparison with Fernando Torres makes no sense. Torres was a very overrated player in Liverpool and his signing was a mistake. But Falcao has been one hundred thousand times better than Torres. There is no comparison between them.

And, in addition, to win Champions League we need experienced players.

And Falcao would be the best way to improve Diego Costa, encouraging strong competition between them. and with Falcao + Diego Costa we could play at certain times of the season with two forward as a new tactical variant.

Falcao is 29, he is still young to think that he's finished. His loan would be a great signing.

Regards.

I think the major difference will be with our medical staff we have a real knack at making unfit players feel much better.

The key is to get him after the Copa De America, if he shows he's again ready to compete at a high level then its a no brainer.

The important thing is he allegedly wants to come here.

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One beyond terrible season after a semi retired season in Monaco where he was out-scored by Salomon Kalou with a weaker Lille team.

He's not getting his main asset, his pace, back after that injury, and it's evident that he has lost his finishing touch. There is literally NOTHING at the moment that would make anyone want him except his name. He's showed nothing footballing wise that would make a club like Chelsea want him in a long time.

I think we've had enough of signing washed up ex-stars because they are marketable.

Im not saying we should sign him or not, but i think you're being very harsh on him. "lost his finishing touch"? thats something he can get back. Sure a club like Chelsea dont need to bet on such player to be his 1st or even 2nd stirker, but in another club he can maybe recover to be some of the striker he was. At least he deserves the chance to show it, it was only one season.

Whats Kalou and Lille has to do with him? thats incredibly silly... but at least show the complete picture - Falcao played 18 games in all competitions last season scoring 11 goals for Monaco. Kalou played 38 scoring 18. "out-scored"... come on.

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One beyond terrible season after a semi retired season in Monaco where he was out-scored by Salomon Kalou with a weaker Lille team.

He's not getting his main asset, his pace, back after that injury, and it's evident that he has lost his finishing touch. There is literally NOTHING at the moment that would make anyone want him except his name. He's showed nothing footballing wise that would make a club like Chelsea want him in a long time.

I think we've had enough of signing washed up ex-stars because they are marketable.

I think you're being a bit too presumptuous.

Most doctors say cruciate ligament tears take about a year and a half to heal properly. Falcao made a couple extremely bad choices this past calendar year, first, he went to play in the toughest league in the world after coming off a serious injury. There was no time for him to adjust to the pace of the league while he was still finding his feet. The next mistake he made was going to a team still trying to find its own identity in Utd. He had gone to a team with an already set philosophy and a way of playing he would've had a better chance to get acclimatized to the league. He basically got lost in Utd's erratic play and couldn't settle; not only that but the desired style Utd chose to employ did not suit his game.

I think he could work here but I wouldn't bring him in unless he has a really good Copa... Use the summer to assess him and if he does well we bring him in on loan.

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Bottom line: Falcao is finished. He's Torres 2.0. I just can't see him being lethal again.

I just recovered from the Torres nightmare, I don't want another.

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Im not saying we should sign him or not, but i think you're being very harsh on him. "lost his finishing touch"? thats something he can get back. Sure a club like Chelsea dont need to bet on such player to be his 1st or even 2nd stirker, but in another club he can maybe recover to be some of the striker he was. At least he deserves the chance to show it, it was only one season.

Whats Kalou and Lille has to do with him? thats incredibly silly... but at least show the complete picture - Falcao played 18 games in all competitions last season scoring 11 goals for Monaco. Kalou played 38 scoring 18. "out-scored"... come on.

Maybe I am harsh but it is true. He chose to end his career at the top when he moved to Monaco at the best moment of his career. He now uses his name and past glories to get the most money. The Kalou example was to show how poor a league he was playing in, so you can't really say it was only one bad season when he was semi retired the season before.

I think you're being a bit too presumptuous.

Most doctors say cruciate ligament tears take about a year and a half to heal properly. Falcao made a couple extremely bad choices this past calendar year, first, he went to play in the toughest league in the world after coming off a serious injury. There was no time for him to adjust to the pace of the league while he was still finding his feet. The next mistake he made was going to a team still trying to find its own identity in Utd. He had gone to a team with an already set philosophy and a way of playing he would've had a better chance to get acclimatized to the league. He basically got lost in Utd's erratic play and couldn't settle; not only that but the desired style Utd chose to employ did not suit his game.

I think he could work here but I wouldn't bring him in unless he has a really good Copa... Use the summer to assess him and if he does well we bring him in on loan.

Most footballers who have suffered a crutiate ligament tear will tell you that it never heals 100% and you never get your pace back.

I think Falcao is done and he knows it and trying to cahs in on his name which is why he chose his the club that paid the most. Simple as.

It is beyond me why we should the ones taking this nonsensical risk on a player like that. The chances of him returning to anything close to what he showed at Atletico are about the same as you winning the lottery.

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Maybe I am harsh but it is true. He chose to end his career at the top when he moved to Monaco at the best moment of his career. He now uses his name and past glories to get the most money. The Kalou example was to show how poor a league he was playing in, so you can't really say it was only one bad season when he was semi retired the season before.

Most footballers who have suffered a crutiate ligament tear will tell you that it never heals 100% and you never get your pace back.

I think Falcao is done and he knows it and trying to cahs in on his name which is why he chose his the club that paid the most. Simple as.

It is beyond me why we should the ones taking this nonsensical risk on a player like that. The chances of him returning to anything close to what he showed at Atletico are about the same as you winning the lottery.

Cash in on his name? he could just stay at Monaco if the plan is just to cash in, he'd make more too playing in a tax free state. I agree he has lost his explosiveness but I do think he can be a good - great finisher. Firstly its not like we're asking him to be our first choice striker, its third choice and if he can get back to even 70% he can be useful to us. We're not gonna get a big time striker to come here to sit on the bench, nor can we afford to have a big contract sitting.

Who would you like to get as a 3rd choice striker?

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Even though I did think Falcao was brilliant in his last season at Porto and at Atletico, he never played for the elite. He was the king of the EL. Playing for Porto and Atletico is not the same as playing for Chelsea or Barca. Both teams were counter-attacking teams as well, a system in which he thrived. Exploiting spaces behind defences and getting on the end of crosses played into the box. Both teams revolved around him, constantly looking to feed him. Though to be fair, he did produce some incredible individual play as well. I'll never forget how he destroyed Chelsea. Or that goal vs Real. And countless other goals including flying headers and scissor kicks. The man could fly in his physical prime. Spectacular player.

But he was still unproven at the very top end of football. Atletico even did better when he left, with Costa up top. It's possible Falcao was/is like Van Nistelrooy. Fantastic individual but hurts the team overall.

Anyway, I don't see the point of signing him. But what was he thinking anyway? Signs a 5 year contract at Monaco when he's at the top of world, because of the wonderful project. That's his business so that's fine. But then he does everything he can to get away after one year? Doesn't make sense.

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Cash in on his name? he could just stay at Monaco if the plan is just to cash in, he'd make more too playing in a tax free state. I agree he has lost his explosiveness but I do think he can be a good - great finisher. Firstly its not like we're asking him to be our first choice striker, its third choice and if he can get back to even 70% he can be useful to us. We're not gonna get a big time striker to come here to sit on the bench, nor can we afford to have a big contract sitting.

Who would you like to get as a 3rd choice striker?

Monaco don't want to pay his wages anymore which is why they set up the loan this season to the most desperate club in the world and they'll try to do it again next season, we're not desperate.

If Diego can have a successful operation on his hamstring and is thus expected to miss a lot less games, I'd be happy with Solanke as third choice. Else, Chicharito would be a brilliant third choice and offer us something different than both Diego and Remy. Madrid have not taken the option to sign him and utd don't want him so he'll be available for cheap.

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Anyway, I don't see the point of signing him. But what was he thinking anyway? Signs a 5 year contract at Monaco when he's at the top of world, because of the wonderful project. That's his business so that's fine. But then he does everything he can to get away after one year? Doesn't make sense.

TPO; he had no/minimal say. Look it up, there's a famous, detailed post on reddit.

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Maybe I am harsh but it is true. He chose to end his career at the top when he moved to Monaco at the best moment of his career. He now uses his name and past glories to get the most money. The Kalou example was to show how poor a league he was playing in, so you can't really say it was only one bad season when he was semi retired the season before.

FIrst of all, i dont get that "semi retired" thing, he moved to Monaco, like James, Moutinho and Kondogbia, to a club who was supposed to continue getting top playes but things went differently. Than he got injured in January and his season ended. Until than he played and scored goals.

Now, there are things you might dont know about Falcao. He never really "Chose" to move to Monaco. Falcao is owned by a group called Doyen - Doyen is a company who represents players and coches, and Mendes is apparently invloved in it (well, he is, but its not official), and they basicaly own and have a specific contract with some of their players - they tell the players where they'll play, in return the player gets amazing contracts and they push his career. Falcao is one of them. Doyen is also connected to Porto, Monaco, Atletico, some Chinese/Brazilian/Portuguese business men and investors. Media knows little about it, they are very protected, but the image is that its a dubious and fishy group, which tries to make the most money for their players and push everyone's interests. Falcao didnt have a choice, its his contract, Doyen told him where he's going to sign. Doyen wanted Monaco to get strong quick and reach CL spot. James, Moutinho and Kondogbia are also players Mendes represents and thats no coincidence that back than there were more Mendes's players who Monaco wanted.

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TPO; he had no/minimal say. Look it up, there's a famous, detailed post on reddit.

I remember reading something about him being 'forced' to make the move a long time ago. So you think it's true? Didn't know what to make of it back then, but I guess it makes sense looking at his situation right now.

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One beyond terrible season after a semi retired season in Monaco where he was out-scored by Salomon Kalou with a weaker Lille team.

He's not getting his main asset, his pace, back after that injury, and it's evident that he has lost his finishing touch. There is literally NOTHING at the moment that would make anyone want him except his name. He's showed nothing footballing wise that would make a club like Chelsea want him in a long time.

I think we've had enough of signing washed up ex-stars because they are marketable.

I don't think you know Falcao very well. His pace has always been very average for a striker and wasn't even close to being his main asset. It was his positioning and world class finishing ability. I don't want him, but I'd be more optimistic about this (assuming massive pay cut) than Torres

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Some people haven't learned their lesson from the torres debacle, I see.

Bottom line: Falcao is finished. He's Torres 2.0. I just can't see him being lethal again.

I just recovered from the Torres nightmare, I don't want another.

He will never be another Torres nightmare even if he flops as bad.

Torres was on a 180k a week long term deal, there was simply no way of getting rid of him and we were insistent on building the team around Torres because of the price tag.

If Falcao comes on one year loan with reduced wages and flops he will spend most weeks in the stands while we play Costa and Remy so no big deal in the grand scheme of thing's and even if he could say give us a similar level of performance to what Eto'o gave us that wouldn't be too disastrous either.

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Lol some people are acting like we're gonna make him our record signing and make him our highest paid player.

The only way this goes down is if he is cool with being a squad player on squad player wages.

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Monaco don't want to pay his wages anymore which is why they set up the loan this season to the most desperate club in the world and they'll try to do it again next season, we're not desperate.

If Diego can have a successful operation on his hamstring and is thus expected to miss a lot less games, I'd be happy with Solanke as third choice. Else, Chicharito would be a brilliant third choice and offer us something different than both Diego and Remy. Madrid have not taken the option to sign him and utd don't want him so he'll be available for cheap.

Well I don't think they have a choice since he's under contract. Falcao clearly has ambition and is motivated to find his game again, like I said if he has a decent Copa America I'd give him a look in... How bad could it be?

I really doubt Jose will entrust a youth product with that role, I think he feels someone like Dom needs to be playing lots. Chica is interesting but I feel the risk/reward of Falcao is much higher, I see your point though there.

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I don't mind him as a squad player on squad wages tbh. He's still okay enough to be our 3rd choice striker. That's if he's willing to come here under that.

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