Colombian striker joins Blues from Monaco on season-long loan
Chelsea have tied up the signature of Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal from Monaco.
The Colombia international has been heavily linked with a switch to the Blues in recent weeks after Manchester United opted against making his stay at Old Trafford a permanent one following his 2014/15 campaign at Old Trafford.
And now with his international commitments finished – he has been at the Copa America for the past few weeks – the 29-year-old has officially put pen to paper with the reigning Premier League champions.
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 endured a nightmare campaign with United last term, notching only four goals in all competitions.
A serious knee injury suffered in his brief spell in the Monaco first-team stunted his pre-season preparations and was a major talking point through the early months of the campaign.
A back-up role at Stamford Bridge is likely to await Falcao, who appears to be a replacement for released veteran Didier Drogba – Diego Costa and Loic Remy are already in West London.