Monaco vice presidentVadimVasilyev says that both Manchester United and Chelsea did not do justice to the great talent that is RadamelFalcao.
The Colombian striker was regarded as one of the best in the world and he enjoyed the Monaco for a fee of around £ 50 million, which also made him one of the most expensive five years ago. However, his career has turned upside down after his efforts to recuperate quickly from a knee ligament injury in time to play at the World Cup 2014 ended up in disappointment.
This coupled with Monaco being unable to afford his wages due to UEFA’s pressure meant that the club had no other option but to let him leave on a loan deal. Manchester United were a surprise destination for the forward, but the Red Devils were so confident in the potential success of the player that they agreed a £ 45 million transfer fee and a further £ 6 million loan fee for the first year. If the player was to be successful on loan, it would be made into a permanent move. However, he failed to make any impression and a similar move next season to Chelsea also resulted in a similar result.
Falcao ended up scoring only five goals in 24 months at United and Chelsea. However,Vasilyev says that the clubs should be blamed for the ineffectiveness of the player.”Both clubs in England failed to relaunch him. I don’t know whether Manchester United or Chelsea did not have the patience or the desire to do that but I am quite sure this year we will see Falcao at his previous best. He is the same Falcao as ever. We’ve seen that in pre-season. He scores goals, he’s there and he is motivated, we are motivated and I think this will be his year,” said Vasilyev.