David Ospina hopes Radamel Falcao signs for Chelsea

Published Add your comment

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina hopes Chelsea sign his Colombia teammate Radamel Falcao this summer so they can both live in London.

Ospina, 26, hailed Falcao as a “true leader” ahead of Colombia’s opening Copa America clash against Venezuela - and admits it would be great to have another of his compatriots residing in the English capital.

"He is a great leader on and off the field," Ospina was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo. "It's the kind of person that he is, he has always been an example, and now in the national team, he demonstrates to us, that despite what happened at Manchester United, he's always been positive, always trained to his maximum.

Article continues below

"So we are very calm, because we know we have the best striker, we know his importance for the squad.

"And if that chance arrives, of going to Chelsea, to share a city with him would be very positive for both of us."

Article continues below

Radamel Falcao set to join Chelsea

Falcao is reportedly on the brink of completing a surprise season-long loan move to Chelsea from parent club AS Monaco, just weeks after leaving Manchester United.

The former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid superstar, who turns 30 in February, scored a pitiful four goals in 29 appearances for the Red Devils - but that hasn’t deterred Jose Mourinho from bringing the striker to Stamford Bridge.

Falcao will take the place of Didier Drogba, who has left Chelsea after his contract expires, and will provide his former Atletico teammate Diego Costa with some additional competition alongside Loic Remy.

Mourinho believes he can bring the best out of Falcao, despite the Colombian’s dismal first season in the Premier League.

"If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it," he told DirecTV Sports earlier this week. "It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United."

Will Radamel Falcao shine at Chelsea? Will Manchester United regret letting him go? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

David Ospina
Premier League
Manchester United
Transfer News

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again