As Radamel Falcao's career dwindles away into nothingness — his latest injury relapse is expected to keep him out at least 10 days, but probably more like a month — it would appear that there's still some fight left into those legs that once belonged to El Tigre, the most feared striker on the planet. On the occasion of the New Year, Falcao took to his Facebook page to wish everyone peace and prosperity and to reaffirm his commitment to and desire to work hard and fight for his place at Chelsea.
[...] I am pretty sure that 2016 will bring me a lot of very good things. I am working hard in my injury. Everyday I am working hard for a total recovery. I want to be part of the team. The idea is take the time that is necessary for a recovery. I want to be again in the pitch making goals.
-Radamel Falcao; source: Facebook
The January transfer window is now open and Falcao's future is expected to be one of the hotter topics surrounding Chelsea Football Club. His injury will complicate things, as will Monaco's supposed insistence that Chelsea find the striker a new temporary home should we wish to cancel his loan early. That could prove quite problematic given Falcao's hefty wages and lack of form (to be generous).
Two possibilities of the more interesting kind have emerged for his next stop over the past few days, though how realistic they may be is up for debate. According to Le Parisien (via ESPN), MLS side Columbus Crew and Liga MX contenders Club América are "keeping up to date" on the situation. MLS certainly isn't averse to splashing the cash on big name (semi-)washed up players — maybe we can give them Falcao as part-compensation for Drogba? — while Liga MX is ever increasing in popularity (especially in the USA) and has even attracted some European talent in recent times with André-Pierre Gignac finding success and even a league title there last season. Could they find the requisite moneys to pay the man? Maybe. Maybe not.
(Probably the latter.)