Premier League champions, Chelsea Football Club, on Friday announced that they have agreed terms with Monaco for the season-long loan of Radamel Falcao.
Falcao told chelseafc.com; “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.”
The 29-year-old started his career as a teenager in his homeland before joining Argentinian giants River Plate in 2001 and going on to build a reputation as one of Europe’s most feared strikers.
Eight years later, Falcao arrived in Europe at Porto, where he made his Champions League debut against Chelsea.
He lifted successive Europa League titles, first with Porto and the second after joining Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.
The striker left Madrid for Monaco in the summer of 2013, enjoying an impressive first half of the campaign before injury ruled him out of the rest of the season and the following summer’s World Cup. He scored a hat-trick against the Blues in the 2012 UEFA Super Cup.
After two goals in three games at the beginning of last season, he joined Manchester United on loan, scoring four goals in 29 games to help Louis van Gaal’s side back into the Champions League.
Falcao is now reunited with former Atletico team-mates; Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa, as well as international colleague, Juan Cuadrado.