Redknapp has his say on Falcao's "strange move" to Chelsea

Transfer: Redknapp doesn't understand the "strange move"
Transfer: Redknapp doesn't understand the "strange move"

Harry Redknapp has had some interesting things to say about the reported, yet unnofficial, Chelsea signing of Radamel Falcao.

The 29-year-old Columbian centre-forward was a revelation at Atletico Madrid, and was subject to a 60 million pound move to Ligue 1 side Monaco, where an ACL injury tore up his dream of competing in the 2014 World Cup. 

Since then, a lack of confidence and an unsuccessful yearlong loan spell at Manchester United has reduced his stock, with the Columbian only scoring 4 times in 26 appearances.

However, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho still sees something in the icon who had previously scored 93 goals in 109 appearances for Porto and Atletico Madrid respectively.

Mourinho, as with Torres, will give him every chance.

“I do what I always do, trying to get the best out of my players but in a very normal way,” said Mourinho when asked about Torres in 2013. “I don't like this history of one day the player is a disaster, the next day the player is phenomenal.”

But Redknapp questions the idea of Falcao going to Stamford Bridge.

"Have to say Falcao to Chelsea is a bit of a strange move. But Jose probably thinks he can get more out of him than Van Gaal has at Man Utd," he said. 

"But Chelsea only play one up front so it will be as cover for Costa and if he isn’t going to play regularly then it might be tough for him to find the form he had before he moved to Old Trafford." 

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick added to the argument when quoted: "He's scored so many goals over the years and you always feel that when he gets that chance he will score."

But perception and reality proved to be two very different things. El Tigre must rediscover his predatory instincts if he’s to succeed.

Ross Murphy