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My! How the Price Has Fallen!

Does anyone remember when we were talking about Chelsea paying silly money for Radamel Falcao?

If I remember right, there was talk in the air of a deal being done for the 28 year old striker for a reported fee of anything between £35 million and £50 million.

As it turned out Falcao went to AS Monaco and Chelsea were left to gather up the crumbs and sign the ageing Samuel Eto`o.

Well it seems that a year in French football has seen Falcao`s price come tumbling down with it being reported this morning that he has joined Real Madrid for a fee said to be in the region of £20 million.

With a daily debate taking place, on Vital Chelsea, about our apparent lack of depth in the striking department, does anyone care to kick-start that debate again now that you can throw into the mix the number of quality forwards Carlo Ancelotti has at his disposal at the Bernabeu?

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 29 2014

Time: 7:50AM

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20m euros "Loan" fee...thats what I saw..and if it's a loan fee,then 20m euros is pretty expensive
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29/08/2014 08:03:00

20 million is a loan fee...and thats not fallen...its huge for one season..
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29/08/2014 08:04:00

He's the best finisher in world football.
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29/08/2014 08:07:00

He is class, but 20million for a season loan is steep
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29/08/2014 08:16:00

ronaldo and messi are the best finishers in the world
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29/08/2014 08:54:00

20 mill for a year loan, that is an equivalent of 60 mill for a three year contract, the price has even skyrocketed...
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29/08/2014 09:01:00

the guy will be a good signing for Madrid though, He is miles better than Benzema who to me is not much better than Torres...
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29/08/2014 09:08:00

For me he has been the best striker for last 3 years or so. Don't know how he will perform after his injury. Any team would love to have him, I would take him for 20 million euro even if it is 1 year loan. I read somewhere Arsenal are after him, just hope they don't get him.
Keyser Soze
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29/08/2014 10:41:00

Messi and Falcao are better finishers than Ronaldo.
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29/08/2014 12:30:00

ronaldo hater?
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29/08/2014 12:33:00

Benzema is way better than Torres. His only problem is "winger" Ronaldo taking his position up front. Ronaldo almost always ends up ahead of Benzema.
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29/08/2014 13:20:00

No. I would have Ronaldo for Chelsea in a heartbeat. For me, he was more special when he played for Manure.
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29/08/2014 13:23:00

Falcao for 20 mil for a season long loan ,considering Wegner really wants him it would be great to snatch him out of Arsenal's hands . Its not like we do not need him .
Michael Reid
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29/08/2014 14:23:00

A top club will sign him, who actually understands that goals win titles. Our forward line has always been the weakest part of our team structure since Roman took over. Eminalo`s Achilles I call it. Unfortunately a stronger defence as opposed to attack, has always been our approach. Hence why we are effectively a cup team and not a perpetual title winning side. If any of Man City`s forwards got injured today, Falcao would be in Manchester tomorrow. Salah and Ake should both be loaned out this season, to bring in 2 new forwards if Torres were to leave. Otherwise, its the cups it is.
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29/08/2014 17:18:00

20 mill euros per season long loan. That's what reports say. It's not a transfer. A permanent transfer will take upwards of 50 mill + pounds.
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29/08/2014 18:27:00

With his injuries, he's Torres MK II.
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30/08/2014 04:24:00


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