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Fernando Torres - Radamel Falcao Swap ?


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I have always admired Falcao, his career stats are 219 appearances with 138 goals which is pretty exceptional. It would mean Torres going back to Athletico, so both parties happy ? or maybe they wouldn't want him.. Just a rumour after all.

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Pisses me off that we would do these deals. We could have bid for him in the summer, he was already hot property then, but waiting until his stock rises again?

We got transfer deals right the season Jose came in.

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Atletico paid about £35 million for Falcao. You have to think that if AVB really wanted him, he'd have been able to buy him back then. I assume AVB didn't want him. Of course, in the summer it was hard to foresee that both Drogba and Torres would score so few goals.

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From what i've seen of Falcao, he is the player that Torres used to be. That was my opinion in the summer, so you would AVB would know that. Maybe he was told he had to get the best out of what he had.

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Atletico paid 35m for him? I'm guessing we won't be getting him unless we either match that or go above. I'd prefer to go for Soldado instead, if we could get him cheaper of course.

Also, my biggest concern is that strikers like Falcao, Higuain, Soldado won't function in our system with the type of slow possession football AVB likes to play or with our current squad.

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Falcao went to Atletico for a lot less than we were offering, purely because Porto were pissed with us.

That doesn't fit with the early rumors that I remember reading.

The Daily Mail says incoming Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to bring with him Radamel Falcao and Joao Moutinho, two key members of the side he guided to a European and domestic treble this season.

Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa immediately put a price on their heads last night, valuing Falcao at £26.5m and Moutinho at £35.5m.

Again, Atletico paid £35 million for Falcoa, more than his release clause, which I saw reported as around £30 million.

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I have always admired Falcao, his career stats are 219 appearances with 138 goals which is pretty exceptional. It would mean Torres going back to Athletico, so both parties happy ? or maybe they wouldn't want him.. Just a rumour after all.

is it actually a rumour you've seen elsewhere or are you making it up??

Wouldn't be a fair deal. We'd have to give them Torres and probably about £30m

I'd love us to offer ft + 15m for falcao. They will never swap though

ridiculous posts. I presume Zeta is joking but still ridiculous.

If we wanted Falcao we could have gotten him in the summer. If we offered to swap Torres for Falcao, Atletico would probably bite our hand off because Torres is a legend over there...

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Irrelevant. The point is that Falcao was affordable, as these things go. So one must assume that AVB didn't really want him last summer.

To be fair he wasn't in an easy position. He had Fernando Torres, supposedly one of the greatest strikers of a generation, and probably expectations from Roman and the board that he could get him firing. How could he justify asking for £35m for another striker on top of that? Of course its necessary now with Torres showing no signs of returning to his prolific status but I can't really blame him for missing out on Falcao when we had the chance. We should have bought him, or Aguero, rather than Torres. That isn't AVB's fault.

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IMO we need a terrier list option (tevezesque, Aguero-like or a Suarez type) other top teams seem to have them in their arsenal but we are lumped with 3 CF's. This will make our frontline more fluid and multifunctional and considering we have spent a fortune on Lukaku, there is not point buying another CF. Assuming we lose Drogba and decide we want to get rid of Torres, I'd prefer Rossi/Jovetic.

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is it actually a rumour you've seen elsewhere or are you making it up??

ridiculous posts. I presume Zeta is joking but still ridiculous.

If we wanted Falcao we could have gotten him in the summer. If we offered to swap Torres for Falcao, Atletico would probably bite our hand off because Torres is a legend over there...

Legend or not, Falcao has a goal per every 1.5 games in his career. I think it would be us doing the hand biting.

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To be fair he wasn't in an easy position. He had Fernando Torres, supposedly one of the greatest strikers of a generation, and probably expectations from Roman and the board that he could get him firing. How could he justify asking for £35m for another striker on top of that? Of course its necessary now with Torres showing no signs of returning to his prolific status but I can't really blame him for missing out on Falcao when we had the chance. We should have bought him, or Aguero, rather than Torres. That isn't AVB's fault.

Good post. You're right.

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is it actually a rumour you've seen elsewhere or are you making it up??

ridiculous posts. I presume Zeta is joking but still ridiculous.

If we wanted Falcao we could have gotten him in the summer. If we offered to swap Torres for Falcao, Atletico would probably bite our hand off because Torres is a legend over there...

Has nothing to do with them wanting him or not, they still have to pay off his fees, not to mention the clauses.

Why anyone would want Falcao of all people, who feeds off service (something which is non-existent at Chelsea), to come to Chelsea is beyond my understanding. Torres is miles better than he is, would rather focus on getting players who can provide him with service.

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