Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado has hinted that Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao has already completed his move to Stamford Bridge.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Cuadrado, who was speaking in a press conference ahead of Colombia's showdown with Brazil in the Copa America, has insisted that it's important to have a teammate like Falcao with him at club level.
Unsurprisingly, this comments took many by surprise, with Falcao's potential move to Chelsea still seemingly ongoing. The duo, of course, have a fine relationship on the international scene, so it appears that Cuadrado is excited by the prospect of lining up with the forward at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking about Falcao, the Chelsea man told reporters: "It's important to have a team-mate like him at the club but now I'm concentrating on the Copa America and will talk about it later."
In fact, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman opted to get involved in the rumor, claiming that Cuadrado and Falcao will do good things together at the Bridge.
He stated: "Say you're happy. 'I'm sure they'll help each other mutually and do good things."
For now, though, Cuadrado, Falcao and Co. will no doubt be hoping to prove their credentials in Chile and bounce back after suffering a surprise defeat against Venezuela in their last outing. It certainly won't be easy, however, as they prepare to face Brazil, who are one of the favourites for the competition.
One thing's for sure, Blues boss Jose Mourinho was always going to act in this summer transfer window after losing veteran Didier Drogba at the end of the season. At the end of the day, with just Loic Remy and Diego Costa at the club in terms of first-team striker options, it's not entirely surprising that Mourinho is ready to land Falcao.
There's no doubt about it, the Portuguese tactician will be determined to secure another Premier League title next term, while making an impact on the European scene, so it's crucial the club have outstanding options in attack.
But Falcao is a risk. At the end of the day, the Colombian hitman, who was once one of the most feared forwards on the planet, endured a torrid time in Manchester last term, failing to produce the goods on a consistent basis under the guidance of Louis van Gaal.
Mourinho, though, seemingly believes that he can get Falcao back to his best, so it's set to be a very interesting season for all involved at Stamford Bridge. If the Blues boss can get Falcao and Cuadrado working well together, then Mourinho's side could be even stronger next term.
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