Chelsea confirm signing of ex-Man Utd striker Radamel Falcao
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Chelsea have announced that Radamel Falcao has joined them on a season-long loan.
The Colombia international, who spent last season on loan at the Blues’ Premier League rivals Manchester United, will spend the 2015/16 campaign at Stamford Bridge.
As part of the deal, Chelsea youngster Mario Pasalic will spend the campaign with Falcao’s parent club Monaco.
Falcao, aged 29, endured a difficult campaign at Old Trafford as he fought back from a serious knee injury suffered at the start of 2014.
He failed to find the form that had earn him a reputation as one of the best strikers in European football during his stint with United, which led to Louis van Gaal’s side declining to take up a £42m option to convert his loan into a permanent transfer.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Falcao said: “I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can’t wait to start training and help with our aim of retaining the league title and being successful in Europe.”
Falcao started his career at Lanceros Boyaca in his native Colombia, before moving on to River Plate, Porto and Atletico Madrid.
He joins former Atleti team-mates Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa at Chelsea.