Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has seemingly to put his future at the fabled club in question. Falcao was quoted in an interview with Colombia's Win Sports saying that he needed to find “continuity” and somewhere where he could play regularly.
Since being loaned out to United on transfer deadline day from Monaco Falcao has made only 12 stars all season. Paltry figures for a player of such stature in the game.
His dismal time in Manchester hit rock bottom when he was requested to play for United's under-21 team and it would appear the end is nigh for the 29-year-old at Old Trafford.
However terrible his time at with Manchester United has been, clubs are still vying for the two-time Europa League champion's signature. According to The Daily Mail, Liverpool are, amongst others, one such suitor who would like to acquire Falcao.
Power and Price
At his peak Falcao was the most prolific centre-forward on the continent, terrorising defences and scoring goals for fun. But since his big money move to Monaco, and the knee injury that kept him out of the World Cup in Brazil, Falcao just hasn’t seemed the same.
He seems to have lost some of the physicality, pace and power that is paramount for a striker in England. But his this downturn in form still isn’t the biggest flaw with regards Liverpool pursuing a deal; it's his astonishing £265,000-per-week wages.
The Sterling Precedent
Taking on such a large financial commitment would be an incredible hypocrisy by the Merseyside club.
Liverpool have been in contract negotiations with young English star Raheem Sterling for months and seem to be hitting road blocks over wages. Sterling and his people seemingly want more then Liverpool are willing to offer but his efforts on the field merit an improved contract.
The young forward is already a first team regular for club and country. But Liverpool seem unwilling to break their in-house wage structure in order to accommodate Sterling's demands.
It would then be distastefully hypocritical to sign a risky player such as Falcao whose wages would ultimately shatter whatever wage structure Liverpool had. It would also be a slap in the face to Sterling, deal or no deal.
If Liverpool are going to break their wage structure it should be for Sterling. A young proven talent who has already proved what he can do for the club. Signing Falcao and taking on his incredible wages would be naive for Liverpool.
They have already taken a risk in signing Mario Balotelli, which has yet to work out and taking another risk on Falcao would certainly spell disaster.
Liverpool fans: do you think signing Falcao would make sense for the club?
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