Robin van Persie has claimed that former Manchester United teammate Radamel Falcao is a fantastic footballer who will return to the top.
As reported by the Independent, Van Persie, who starred alongside the Colombian forward last season at Old Trafford, has insisted that he's got a great deal of respect for the striker.
Falcao, of course, endured a torrid debut campaign on English soil, as he failed to find his best form under Dutch boss Louis van Gaal.
In fact, after just four goals for the Red Devils, the former Atletico Madrid striker returned to Monaco at the end of the season, as United failed to meet his buyout clause.
Now, then, with his future uncertain, a number of clubs have been linked with his signature, with Manchester United's Premier League rivals Chelsea seemingly interested in giving him a second opportunity in England's elite division.
As well as Chelsea, Spanish giants Real Madrid have been linked with the Colombian, but it remains to be seen as to which club press ahead with a move for the player.
Falcao tipped for success
One thing's for sure, Van Persie certainly expects him to return stronger, as the United front man stated: "I've got a lot of respect for Falcao.
"In any position he was used, he kept doing his best, training extra hard. That's what a real professional does. Falcao is a fantastic football player. He'll always come back on top."
One thing's for sure, the Falcao saga looks set to rumble on over the coming weeks, but who should sign him?
Of course, before his long term injury, the striker was one of the most feared players in the world, but last season's struggles proved he's some way off his former self. There's no doubt about it, signing the forward would prove a risk, especially for Chelsea, who are seemingly determined to win the Champions League next term.
With Didier Drogba departing, the Blues only have the duo of Diego Costa and Loic Remy at their disposal, so fans would no doubt be hoping for another world-class striker addition to arrive. Falcao, on his day, is world-class, but is he past his best?
Jose Mourinho may well believe he can get the best out of the ex-Manchester United man, but it would be a strange move from the Portuguese tactician.
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