Chelsea is looking to take advantage of an amazing opportunity to land one of the best strikers in the world. The Blues are prepared to give Belgian international goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, permission to sign a permanent contract with Atletico Madrid and financial considerations in exchange for Falcao’s transfer. After completing one of the most unsuccessful transactions in the history of football by reportedly paying €50 million for Fernando Torres who has managed to score about 20 goals in over 100 appearances, the Blues are not going to make such a mistake again, so negotiations with the Spanish side will be tough.
Radamel Falcao García Zárate (to use his full name) has been targeted by some of the most important clubs in Europe but it seems the Blues have found the necessary edge to sign the Colombian striker. Although Chelsea signed Demba Ba during the winter transfer period with Torres struggling to score, they are still missing someone to turn Hazard, Mata and Oscar’s assists into goals.
The Colombian seems the perfect fit for Chelsea which now has a strong, young group of midfielders ready to service a high quality striker. The English club is so determined to bring in the Colombian, that Abromovich even sent out an invitation that provided a personal tour of all training facilities Atletico’s forward could enjoy if he signs a contract with the Blues.
According to recent rumors Chelsea are willing to go as high as they went when signing Torres as far as the transfer fee goes. Because of a recent series of events they might be able to shave some money off that initial price by letting Courtois who has grown incredibly over the past season, join Atletico for good, not just on loan.
Courtois is already in his second season with Atletico and as many experts presume he will probably have a hard time re-adapting to English football if Chelsea decide to keep him in order to replace 30 year old Cech, who still has a lot to give. The exchange between the two teams would be a win-win situation for both sides and the players. Falcao is keen to make the next logical step in his career and find a new team that is ready to win more trophies, and Courtois is very eager both to keep wearing the red and white shirt and get regular first team football.
The Colombian striker is enjoying yet another incredible season and has scored 22 goals in 21 matches so far. He is expected to shine for his next club because although Atletico have a strong team, they are not on the exact same level as Chelsea. There are just a couple of months left until the end of the season and many things can change, but Falcao’s transfer to Stamford Bridge is probably one of the most likely moves of the summer.