By Dominic Toner

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim believes that Radamel Falcao will return to the form he showed during the early stages of his career.

The Colombian forward was once renowned as one of the most clinical finishers in Europe but disappointing spells at Manchester United and Chelsea damaged his reputation.

The 30-year-old has now returned to Monaco after two season-long loans in England and is in contention to play against Tottenham.

Spurs host the French side on Wednesday night in the Champions League and Jardim has warned that Falcao will rediscover the form that made him a top striker.

“I am convinced Falcao will get back to the level we saw him playing at Porto and Atletico Madrid,” the manager said, as quoted by the Mail. “Certainly the work he is putting in to achieve this bodes well for the future and he is certainly striving hard to get back to how he was playing.”

Falcao become recognised as a top goal scorer after his spell with Portuguese side Porto where he scored 72 goals in just 87 appearances.

He then earned a move to Atletico Madrid and continued his prolific form, scoring 70 goals in 91 appearances for the Spanish

Another player who could line up against Spurs is Joao Moutinho, who recently revealed he was within minutes of moving to White Hart Lane under former manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The French side have begun the season in impressive form and sit top of the league after wins over Paris Saint-Germain and Lille.

Spurs are also unbeaten at the start of their campaign and will be full of confidence after a confident 4-0 win against Stoke on Saturday.

Defensive partners Toby Alderweirled and Jan Vertonghen will look forward to a battle with Falcao and hope to keep the striker quiet.

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