Mario Balotelli Or Radamel Falcao, Who Should Mourinho Buy At Chelsea?

Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli are 2 names that will inevitably be linked with every big club in Europe every time the transfer window rolls around, but with Chelsea genuinely in the hunt for a new big name striker, they are both possible options for Jose Mourinho. There are rumours floating around the press that Falcao has already made an agreement with Real Madrid to join them in the summer, despite only moving to AS Monaco last summer. Balotelli meanwhile joined boyhood club AC Milan from Manchester City for a rumoured €21m fee almost a year ago, but although he had a blistering start to his Rossoneri career, he hasn’t found the net in Serie A for 2 months, though the blame for that could probably be pinned on the teams overall bad form and that manager Massimiliano Allegri seems to be running short on ideas.

Falcao

Falcao to Chelsea?
Falcao to Chelsea?

Falcao has the tag of one of the most feared strikers in Europe, and he deserves that title more than most, as his goalscoring exploits at FC Porto and Atletico Madrid prove his pedigree and talent, while he has also managed 20 goals at international level, helping Colombia to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 16 years. While so far at Monaco he is joined top scorer with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, with 9 goals he has directly contributed 20 points to Monaco, more than any other player in France’s top flight. This means that his value will not have dropped and may have risen, and it isn’t certain whether Roman Abramovich will want to spend £60m plus on a single striker after spending £50m on the flop which is Fernando Torres, though Falcao is currently a far superior player to what the Spaniard was when Chelsea forked out so much for him, so that problem should not come around a second time.

Mario Balotelli

Balotelli to Chelsea?
Balotelli to Chelsea?

Mario Balotelli already has Premier League experience after his time with Manchester City, with whom he won the league title, wonderfully assisting Sergio Aguero’s famous last gasp winner against QPR. Although he may not be as deadly a finisher as Falcao, he brings a different style to a club, where Falcao thrives off beating the offside trap and playing off the shoulder of the last defender, Balotelli drops back and can hold the ball up better. While the Italian is also stronger and more balanced, Falcao is faster and has razor sharp reflexes. Needless to say, if the 2 were combined you would have the perfect striker, and possible the perfect strike partnership if the duo were to be signed by the same club, though Mourinho seems to always favour a loan striker up front with a trio of creative midfielders behind him, which overall suits Falcao better than Balotelli, and would be the better fit for the Blues.

Balotelli’s size and power makes him a prime candidate for any Premier League club, but what Chelsea need more than anything is goals, and a striker they can rely on, and as Super Mario’s current predicament at Milan shows, he may not be the striker Chelsea have been craving since the departure of Didier Drogba.

Written by Dinesh V

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