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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

Your Comments

20m euros "Loan" fee...thats what I saw..and if it's a loan fee,then 20m euros is pretty expensive
Hazard11
20 million is a loan fee...and thats not fallen...its huge for one season..
shlok27
He's the best finisher in world football.
THEBREEZE
He is class, but 20million for a season loan is steep
oscarr
ronaldo and messi are the best finishers in the world
the_blues
20 mill for a year loan, that is an equivalent of 60 mill for a three year contract, the price has even skyrocketed...
Ikdaniels
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...
Ikdaniels
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
Messi and Falcao are better finishers than Ronaldo.
foreign_viewer
ronaldo hater?
the_blues
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.
foreign_viewer
No. I would have Ronaldo for Chelsea in a heartbeat. For me, he was more special when he played for Manure.
foreign_viewer
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
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.
Blueheart9
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.
syed230183_chelseafc
With his injuries, he's Torres MK II.
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