Liverpool have been linked with proposed move that will arrive as something of a surprise after it was claimed the club would be prepared to end Radamel Falcao's nightmare at Manchester United.
This report comes from The Sun, with it suggested Liverpool are prepared to register their interest with Monaco set to sell and Manchester United having decided against pursuing a permanent transfer for the Colombian.
Right now it may seem hard to believe that just under two years ago Falcao was considered amongst the world's elite. This is all due to a rather terrible last 18 months for the ex Atletico Madrid man which has seen him endure a horrible injury and a poor spell at Old Trafford this season.
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Falcao's form this season has resulted in him being dropped to the under-21 squad by boss Louis van Gaal in recent weeks. The former FC Porto and Atletico goal machine has only registered four goals and four assists in 19 Premier League matches.
Any potential suitor, then, would need to be convinced that Falcao would be able to produce his form of old, particularly given the enormous financial outlay it would take to sign the 29-year-old.
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In order to secure the signature of the striker, Liverpool would have to meet his wages which currently sit quite comfortably at £265,000-per-week, while he could cost an additional £45 million in transfer fee.
The good ol' days
This time a couple of years ago there would have been very little risk associated with signing the world class footballer. Falcao was scoring goals for fun in his days at Porto and Atletico, winning the Europa League with both clubs in successive seasons; an outstanding achievement.
Falcao scored 41 goals in 51 league appearances for Porto and continued that form when joining Atletico Madrid, scoring 52 times in 68 matches. And how could anyone forget his performance in the super cup against Chelsea where he tore the London side apart by scoring a wonderful hat-trick.
Who knows, if Falcao is to make a transfer away from Manchester United, he may rediscover some of his world class form that once made him one of the most feared footballers in the world.
In Liverpool's case signing Falcao could be vital for their ambitions next season, but it's a risk the Reds will have to take to find out.
The club are still without a replacement for Luis Suarez, who left for Barcelona last summer, and could it be Falcao that arrives as the Uruguayan's most natural successor?
Liverpool fans: do you think the club should move to sign Radamel Falcao this summer? Let us know in the comments section below!
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