Radamel Falcao - Chelsea
|01-02-2013, 00:00||Radamel Falcao - Chelsea
League: Premier League, England
FALCAO TO SIGN FOR CHELSEA AT ODDS 4,33Final result: 0 - 1
Profit: 0.00 - 2 = -2
Falcao to sign for before 1st February 2013 - Outright
Loan deals do count.If player does not move during the window all bets are settled as losers.Other clubs on request.
In the text above there are conditions for this bet and in my opinion there is value in this bet worth of at least small stake.
Radamel Falcao is currently number one striker in the world, and what is also very important he is available for transfer, the true is he is very expensive, but there are some teams ready to pay buy-out.
Atletico had almost same situation with Fernanado Torres couple of years ago, and now when even Spanish team's management don't hide that Falcao wants to change the club and the league, everything is ready to start/continue talks about clubs and player's conditions.
Chelsea is club who has problem with scoring and club who is first candidate to sign this star player from Columbia. With Roman Abramovic as president Chelsea definitely is one of the rare clubs having enough money for both buy-out and player's salary.
There is enough time for clubs to make a deal and for this bet to stand, as there are more than two months before transfer window will be closed in Premier league.
If this scenario happens Falcao will be happy, since he would play in stronger club with bigger salary, Chelsea would have probably the best striker in the league, while Atletico Madrid would find satisfaction in money received for buy-out, so it sounds like win-win situation for all.
Also there are some rumors that Atletico will exchange strikers with Chelsea (Torres for Falcao), but this is of course not condition for this bet to stand.
Posted on: 14.12.2012, 04.10 CET (Viewed: 4836 times)
Match starts on: February 01, 2013
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I don't follow La Liga all that closely so I'm not sure what Falcao is after but Ateltico may just be able to keep him for next year. With the squad they have, Atletico could realistically make a run very deep into the Champions League next season.
As I had said before, the most plausible destination is Real Madrid. Himself and his agent have probably already been working on this solution. Of course for Atletico to sell to Real it is always complicated but I don't believe there will be much competition for him in Europe. Realistic outsiders might be Man City, PSG and Chelsea.
Chelsea management decided to sign Ba, and it is hard to believe they will make last minute transfer, since there is about 12 hours before the deadline. Atletico could try to make some result with him in CL in next season, but as soonest they sold him, more money they will get. It is always hard to make such a decision.
Very few hours left and highly unlikely it will go through now of course. Falcao moving requires a lot of work and it will be something postponed for the end of the season ...if there actually is the money around to lure him away. Atletico might try to have a go at the Champions League with him and Simeone now that they return to it with a solid team after a long time.
LOL betting on something like this make me feel so excited ^^
interesting and now bayern is also in the mix, like the bet but dont think it will happen. good luck.
It was much easier and cheaper for Chelsea to sign Ba and chances to sign Falcao are lower right now, but in case Chelsea management decide to sign one more striker I don't see anyone else but Falcao, who will fit perfectly in their squad.
Do you think after the signing of Demba Ba Chelsea is still going to sign Falcao?
Demba Ba had a good debut with 2 goals in the FA against Southampton
Stubborn Abramovich is still out to prove himself right about Torres, and everybody else wrong. A successful businessman like him cannot have such a huge expense on his conscience with nothing to show in return for it. Yet he is looking at Falcao. However, Real Madrid seem to be front runners there and the Colombian will wait and see what the Blancos will be doing with Ronaldo next season. In any case rarely have such big deals, as the one that will involve Falcao, been closed in January. On the other hand, Abramovich is the craziest guy around when the market is open, and Atletico selling to Real is always problematic.
I cant see this happening. Abramovich loves Torres. He got rid of Drogba and got Benitez in to get the best out of him. He wont jeopardise that by bringing in Falcao. Would love to be proved wrong though
In case that Torres decides to leave the job is almost done, but even both Falcao and Torres can play together in the same team, not just in the team, but also both can play in the Chelsea's starting eleven.
The Torres link is really the key here. If Chelsea decide Torres should leave, then Atletico are probably the only viable option as the striker is unlikely to want to go anywhere else. This situation of course sets up a potential which would be agreeable to all parties. Atletico would loose their star but get their old one back. Falcao moves to a bigger club.... etc. If Di Matteo were still in charge this would be an even better bet but I think the uncertainty in management at Chelsea makes this just a bit more awkward at the moment. Plus, Torres has begun scoring some goals in recent weeks.