Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is determined to help Radamel Falcao find his best form, as the Chelsea head coach hints of a move for the striker.
Falcao spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Manchester United, in what looked like being one of the signings of the summer. But the 29-year-old – so prolific during his combined four year spell with Porto and Atletico Madrid – struggled to find anything like his best form in England, scoring just four goals, and the Reds have decided not to take him on a permanent transfer.
The Colombia international is now back with his parent club Monaco, where he remains under contract until the summer of 2018, but is unlikely to still be in France by the time the new campaign begins. He has already been linked with an instant return to the Premier League with champions Chelsea, the team he once scored a hat-trick against for Atletico in the UEFA Super Cup.
That was back in 2008 and at a time when Falcao was at the absolute peak of his powers, and it appears as though Mourinho believes he can help him return to such form if he moves to Stamford Bridge. “If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it,” he told DirecTV Sports. “It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United.”
The Blues are certainly in the market for a new forward this term, particularly since the departure of the Ivory Coast international legend Didier Drogba. Injuries to top scorer Diego Costa and Loic Remy often left the capital club thin on the ground in this department during their successful season, and this is an area Mourinho hopes to address before the big kick-off in August.