Saturday, 13 October 2012
FALCAO: Bid reportedly approved! Do we need him?
Radamel Falcao has been a revelation in Europe over recent seasons at Porto and now at Atletico Madrid and as Chelsea fans, we all know what he is capable of. The question is with Fernando Torres playing well and scoring goals again is, "Do we really need him?".
I know it sounds like a stupid question here but there are plenty of things to consider. First of all there is the implications of the financial rules for football clubs to live within their own means. Chelsea this past summer have quite literally splashed the cash again with an outlay of around £80m. That money has been offset by the huge financial gains the club made in winning the Champions League in addition to the normal income over the source of a season the club makes.
However, it reports are to be believed such as this one in The Mirror, Chelsea are confident that they can still pay out another £46m to release Falcao from his contract in Madrid to sign him and fall within the new financial limits.
Another point to consider if Chelsea do actually make their move in January is the effect it could have on the team. Without question Falcao's goalscoring ability would be of huge benefit to the club but what would happen to the stability of the team?
Right now, Chelsea is team in transition and the signs are really, really good. The relationship between Mata, Hazard and Oscar has formed almost instantly and over time as the season moves on, they can only get better and better.
We have already seen a revitalised Fernando Torres this season. Torres is finally thriving as our new main man up front since the departure of Didier Drogba and with six goals in twelve games, Torres with the players playing in behind him, could end up with between 20 and 30 goals this season.
If Chelsea look to sign Falcao, what would it mean for Torres? How would he cope and how would Chelsea look to manage the situation at the club in having two £50m men to select from?
What about the balance of the side? Would the potential arrival of Falcao destabilise the team or add to it?
There is no doubt about the quality of Falcao. Without question he would be a success anywhere he goes as long as he is given the right service and the opportunity to score and at Chelsea he could be immense but for some reason I am not so sure that while Fernando Torres is at Chelsea and scoring goals, if it's the right move for the club?
What do you think? Should Chelsea look to sign Radamel Falcao?
Carefree & KTBFFH!