Juan Cuadrado has wished Radamel Falcao good luck on Twitter after the Colombian striker joined up with his new Chelsea teammates for the first time on Thursday.
Cuadrado posted a photo alongside Falcao and Willian, alongside the caption: “With my mate @willianborges88 welcome @FALCAO and blessings on this new adventure! @ChelseaFC”
Falcao missed Chelsea’s surprise 4-2 defeat to New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night - in which summer signing Asmir Begovic conceded four goals in 26 second-half minutes - but could feature against Paris Saint-Germain this weekend.
The Colombian, along with Cuadrado and Willian, was allowed to join up with Chelsea midway through the team’s pre-season tour of the United States due to his involvement in the Copa America.
Falcao produced several disappointing performances at the showpiece international tournament in South America - but that did not deter Jose Mourinho from bringing the 29-year-old to Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan deal.
Mourinho confident Falcao will shine
Mourinho genuinely believes that Falcao is still a top striker, despite his below-par performances with Manchester United last season.
The former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid superstar scored four goals in 29 appearances for the Red Devils last term and failed to convince Louis van Gaal that he was worth signing on a permanent deal.
Van Gaal, however, appreciated Falcao’s desire and professionalism. The striker who was once widely considered as the best number nine on the planet even played for United’s Under-21 team on a couple of occasions in order to get match fit.
Falcao has a big point to prove
Falcao now has a big point to prove at Chelsea, and Manchester United fans fear Van Gaal’s decision to offload the misfiring striker could come back to haunt them.
The Colombian has replaced Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and will provide his former Atletico teammate Diego Costa with some much-needed back-up next season.
Chelsea fans: are you confident?
Following the International Champions Cup fixture against PSG this weekend, Chelsea take on Barcelona in the same tournament next week, before the Community Shield against London rivals Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2.
Falcao will be hoping to have scored a few goals for his new employers before Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Swansea City on August 8.
Chelsea fans appear to be sceptical about Falcao’s arrival - and understandably so after last season - but there is a growing sense that the Colombian will shine under Mourinho.
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