Lara gave Falcao his international debut for the Colombia Under-17 team and believes that he would also maximise the potential of Chelsea’s other recent acquisitions.
“The special thing about him is that combines that brilliant finishing with such a great touch,” Lara told the Telegraph. “He can drop back into midfield and play with players like Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar. He is lethal in front of goal and has the touch of a cultured midfield player.
“I have no doubt at all that Falcao would fit into that team and that Rafa Benítez would get the best out of him. When you have a player that talented you know that based on ability he will fit in anywhere so it becomes down to character and he has the character to go to another country and be a success.
"He has already shown it in Argentina, Portugal and Spain and, if he goes to London, he will demonstrate it again without any problem.”