Top five: Premier League striker transfer targets
With players such as Radamel Falcao, Robert Lewandowski & David Villa linked to the Premier League, we assess if they would be worth the signings
With the season coming to an exciting close, we look at the possible transfers of the worlds best strikers to the Premier League.
With the amount of rumours circling we can only assume there are some real links to the players and in this article I will argue if some of the strikers are worth the price tags.
Radamel Falcao to Chelsea?
Firstly there are more teams that Falcao has been linked to but Chelsea look to be first in the race. Falcao would quite simply be perfect for a Chelsea team who have struggled in the striking position in the past year. Falcao's record means that he could almost guarantee 25+ goals in a season which is something a Chelsea team could desperately use.
Having players like Mata, Hazard, Oscar and Moses sitting behind him it would create an almost unstoppable force which any team would be fearful of coming up against. Though it would be a no brainer to sign him ,even for a price of 40+ million, it could cause a problem with the clubs other strikers.
Torres was promised the lone striker role after Drogba left but has failed to make the impact that was expected of him. Ba was bought in the January transfer season and both of these strikers would be very unhappy at playing second fiddle to Falcao.
That could cause tension in the club and possibly spell the end of the Chelsea careers of the two. There is a good chance of the transfer going ahead but we can only speculate what it would mean for Torres and Ba.
Worth it : Definitely
Robert Lewandowski to Manchester United?
His individual performance against Real Madrid will make him a wanted man but United have been scouting the player for a while. He is a throwback to the good old fashioned striker and has the ability to be a top player in the Premier League with Manchester United.
There are issues with the transfer like, where would he play? With the recent change in formation to a 4-2-3-1 after the transfer of former colleague Kagawa, would he start ahead of Van persie in the lone striker role? Probably not. So would there would have to be a change in formation back to the classic 4-4-2 we are used to seeing United deploy too include Lewandowski.
There are massive advantages to a transfer though as with Hernandez possibly leaving United at the end of the season, Rooney playing a deeper, midfield role and Welbeck's poor scoring form, Lewandowski's arrival would relieve some of the pressure on Van Persie to score the goals.
Worth it : Yes
Edinson Cavani to Manchester City?
A transfer rumour that has died down a little but still has a chance. Serie A's top goal scorer was bound to attract some attention and it looks like Manchester City are one of the main admirers.
He is a prolific goal scorer and has the height to fill the void left by the likely departure of City's super sub Dzeko so it would still leave City with different attacking options. Theres not much to say to make this transfer seem not worth it as he would be a similar physical presence to Dzeko but guarantee more goals so would fit in perfectly with the team. The only issue would be the price tag for the Uruguayan but for a team like City, money isn't a problem
Worth it : Yes, but not likely to happen
David Villa to Arsenal?
Looks very much like speculation has disintegrated on this one but still a rumour that resurfaces from time to time. David Villa is a brilliant goal poacher which is proven in his record for club and country so would give more attacking threat to Arsenal.
He would have to fight for a place between Giroud, Podolski and Walcott for a lone striker role so would he show his quality and rise to the challenge? Possibly.The doubts are quite simply, would Arsene Wenger spend a healthy sum on a striker who is possibly coming to the end of his best form.
Arsenal very rarely spend big money on players, never mind players over 27. This means that although he wouldn't be as expensive as he previously was, he would still be a bridge to far for Wenger.
Worth it : Risky
Leandro Damiao to Tottenham Hotspur?
The transfer that has been ongoing for what feels like seasons. This player has been linked to Tottenham more than any transfer rumour in the last season (bar Loic Remy of course) yet is still plying his trade in his native Brazil. He has been sensational for Internacional which has even seen him being called up to the Brazil National squad on occasions.
Defoe under-performing and Adebayor being very average this season, they have had to rely on Gareth Bale for goals. Although Bale has excelled under pressure, another reliable goal source would be very helpful to the team's European ambitions and Damiao could very easily provide that.
Worth it : Yes (If a transfer finally starts to unfold)
All these rumours could happen and would be great for the Premier League if they do.
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