After yet another season to forget in the Premier League, things have worsened considerably for Chelsea misfit Radamel Falcao.
On loan at Stamford Bridge from Monaco, following on from his previous disappointing year-long stint with Manchester United, Falcao has made just 10 Premier League appearances for the Blues this season, scoring one goal during that time.
Another dent in Falcao's confidence
And things have got a whole lot worse for the 30-year-old after he was omitted from Jose Pekerman’s preliminary Colombia squad for the 2016 Copa America.
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The decision is made all the more galling for the fact that Pekerman was allowed to select an initial 40-man party yet still found no room for Falcao.
This comes despite the fact that the former Porto and Atletico Madrid hotshot is Colombia’s all-time top scorer with 25 goals in 63 appearances for Los Cafeteros’ senior side.
Arsenal’s David Ospina and Aston Villa’s Carlos Sanchez both make the cut though there is no room for Jackson Martinez following his move to China.
Due to take place in the United States, this centenary edition of the Copa America will, however, not feature Neymar after the Brazilian football association struck a deal with Barcelona that will see the forward turn out for the Selecao side at the Olympics instead.
What lies ahead for Falcao next is unknown, but he may be tempted into returning to Monaco, with the club closing in on securing Champions League football next season.
Still relatively young, the Colombian’s decline has come after the striker suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in early 2014 that saw him miss the World Cup.
Can Falcao ever get back to his best? Have your say in the comments.
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