Falcao will stay at Stamford Bridge, despite injury
AS Monaco have confirmed that Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao will remain on loan at Stamford Bridge during 2016.
Things haven’t worked out for the Colombia international in the Premier League, with an unsuccessful spell with Manchester United last season and managing just one goal for Chelsea this campaign.
With the 29-year-old struggling for form, largely due to injury setbacks, he has fallen down the pecking order behind Diego Costa and former Queens Park Rangers front man Loic Remy.
“Falcao is currently injured,” AS Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said. “He has six to eight weeks to go like that.
“We have decided not to take him back to Monaco for the moment.”
Falcao linked with minor leagues
The Colombian has been linked with moves to either Turkey or Mexico recently, but has rejected the chance for a fresh start and will maintain his fight to impress in the Premier League.
A thigh injury has kept Falcao out since the end of October, and Jose Mourinho’s sacking, the man who had showed faith in bringing the out-of-form star to Stamford Bridge, means he has got a lot to prove to interim boss Guus Hiddink.
It seems almost impossible that Chelsea will sign the striker on a permanent basis, as is the option in his loan agreement. While Monaco face continuing to poor out large sums on the Colombian’s lucrative contract until 2018, when his deal expires.
An anterior cruciate ligament injury in January 2014 has hampered the fine form he displayed for AS Monaco, and Atletico Madrid previously, having missed out on the 2014 World Cup, also due to the injury.