Speculation in the last few days has reached fever pitch over Radamel Falcao's future and a potential transfer to Manchester United.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid all in the frame. But Manchester United have forged to the front of the queue, if you believe reports by the Spanish newspaper Marca.
But why do United need another striker with Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck already at the club? Well for one, Falcao would offer a completely different approach and style of play to the others.
Another reason is that Welbeck is still gaining experience and has been used more out wide this season than centrally due to a lack of cutting edge which will come in time.
Hernandez is always good for a goal but lacks the ability to hold the ball up well enough when playing opponents such as Man City and the other top teams
Rooney prefers to operate in a deeper role and is better there rather than as an out and out striker and Van Persie can't be left to score all of their goals(!), having played a major part in probably bringing United their 20th league title.
That's where Falcao comes in. An out and out number nine, good in the air and a great finisher, he very much suits English football and the Red Devils style of play.
What an exciting signing it would be for United's fans if they could agree a deal. The addition of Falcao would send yet another warning sign to their rivals that Ferguson and United are by no means slowing down.
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