Chelsea striker set to leave this January for MLS | Sportzwiki

Chelsea striker set to leave this January for MLS

Falcao joined Chelsea on a season-long loan from French side Monaco back in summer after enduring a disastrous last season at Manchester United.

Despite the Colombian striker’s dreadful time at Old Trafford and inconsistent performances, Chelsea unexpectedly gave him another opportunity to prove himself in the top flight of English football this season.

But Radamel Falcao has managed to play only nine Premier League games for the Blues this season, netting only once.

The 29-year-old Colombian is right now on the sidelines and believed to be out of action for another two months, after Chelsea’s caretaker manager Guus Hiddink declared his injury is very serious.

While Falcao’s latest injury setback means he will not be able to regain fitness this month, Chelsea could still manage to get his £140,000 per week wages off their wage bill. 

It looks like Stamford Bridge hierarchy has lost their faith on the forward, and AS Monaco have also made it clear they are not interested to welcome him back this January. Monaco’s decision seems to be partly because of his injury, but it could become a convenient excuse. 

Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo suggests the Colombian striker is wanted by Ohio based MLS side Columbus Crew.

The Major League Soccer season will start again in March and Falcao is apparently expected to be fully fit by the spring, which means a move to USA could be on the cards.

Many believe Radamel Falcao has already lost his credibility as a consistent goal scorer, and is definitely struggling right now. His current contract with Monaco ends in 2018, that makes it quite difficult to think he will be interested to leave European football until his contract expires, but there is a possibility he might go for a drop in wages.

Earlier there were several reports claiming that Falcao is targeted by Turkish side Fenerbahce where former United striker Robin van Persie currently plays. La Liga outfits Valencia were also interested to offer Falcao an escape route. However, it is still uncertain whether Columbus Crew are interested to sign him on loan or a permanent deal.