Chelsea star backed for MLS move by former teammates

Chelsea forward Radamel Falcao could be on the verge of a shock move to the MLS, according to reports in the Metro.

The 29-year old striker has struggled with life in England while with the Blues as well as the year he spent on loan at Manchester United last term.

Scoring just five times in his season and a half in the Premier League, the Colombian has seen his stock plummet since he made the initial loan move from Monaco in August 2014.

Former teammates at both Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew have backed his potential arrival should he decide to make the move stateside.

‘I’m convinced, because of the relationship we have, that Falcao would like to live in America and test himself in the MLS’, revealed ex-Porto teammate Diego Valeri.

Columbus Crew hitman Federico Higuain also expressed his desire to see his former River Plate partner make the move one day.

‘He could play at the top level in the MLS. No we have to wait and see what his choice will be.’

Falcao was once arguably the most lethal goalscorer in world football after his exploits for both FC Porto and Atletico Madrid.

However, Colombia’s record breaking goal getter suffered a serious injury shortly after moving to Monaco for £50m and hasn’t looked the same since.