Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has welcomed speculation linking Colombian striker Radamel Falcao with a move to the Blues, saying would be an excellent summer signing for the club.
Courtois was teammates with Falcao at Atlético Madrid, where the striker’s prolific goals record saw him emerge as one of the most deadly finishers in Europe.
However, the 29-year-old flopped badly while on loan at Manchester United from current club AS Moncao last season, scoring just four goals in 26 appearances.
This has not stopped Chelsea boss José Mourinho from attempting to land the Colombian. Mourinho is understood to be in talks with Monaco over a possible season-long loan deal.
Falcao also played alongside Chelsea striker Diego Costa for one season while the pair were at Atlético. The 2012-13 campaign saw the pair score 54 goals in all competitions, and Courtois is convinced a move to the Stamford Bridge outfit would see him rediscover his goalscoring touch.
“I know Falcao very well. He’s a very good boy, he’s a good friend of mine so if he comes, great. It’s the decision of the club but he would be a very good player for Chelsea,” he said.