Falcao will stay in the Premier League - Turns down Multiple Offers from Chinese Clubs
Radamel Falcao was considered one of the best strikers in the world before moving to the Premier...
Radamel Falcao was considered one of the best strikers in the world before moving to the Premier League. In his stint with Manchester United, Falcao underperformed, scoring four goals in 26 appearances. Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho brought him back to the Premiership on a loan but he only scored one goal in 9 appearances. Despite his struggles in England, Falcao recently told reporters he turned down several offers to play in China so he could remain in the Premiership leading to online soccer betting odds on which Premier League team he will play for next season.
The 30-year-old Columbian national has struggled to find his form this season and hasn’t started a game since October. The lone goal he scored this season is his fewest in 14 years, which is surprising considering how well he played Monaco two seasons ago when he scored 11 goals in 20 appearances.
Despite his struggles in the Premier League, Falcao is determined to prove he is better than his recent form shows, and hopes that another Premier League team will take a chance on him after the season is over.
When former Chelsea teammate Ramires accepted a lucrative offer to play in the Chinese Super league, many expected Falcao to follow the same route. In an interview with El Tiempo, Falcao admitted that he was intrigued by the idea of playing in China, and received two offers to play there, but he ultimately turned the offers down because he felt he still had a lot to prove in the Premier League.
In the interview, Falcao said going to China would have been the easy way out, but he would rather stay in England and fight for a spot on a team instead of taking the money and running.
Since he failed to make an impact at the two Premier League clubs he played for, Falcao has a lot to of work to do to repair his image with the English fans. Playing for two of the biggest clubs in the world was supposed to give him even more exposure, but he was unable to earn a regular spot on both teams because of his poor form and the fact that he was outplayed by other players at his position.
If Falcao is serious about redeeming himself in the Premier League, his best bet would be to play for a smaller club because he would be able to play more regularly than he has in the past two years, which should allow him to find his form pretty quickly.
During the interview, Falcao never mentioned any specific team he would like to play for next year. He said that his focus right now was on Chelsea and trying to live in the present.
"Football changes very fast and what today can't happen, tomorrow can,” Falcao said.
Falcao also said he wasn’t focused on what will happen once the season is over. He said he was going to do the best he could to help Chelsea win games and leave the rest in the hands of the clubs decision makers.
Chelsea has until the end of next month to decide if they want to make Falco’s loan permanent