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Liverpool inquires about Falcao, learns he’s Real Madrid-bound

Aug 7, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT

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If Radamel Falcao is going to Real Madrid, why hasn’t he moved to the Bernabéu? That’s that lingering question after reading today’s reports that the Colombian striker, coming off a January injury that cost him a place at this summer’s World Cup, is destined for the European champions. After a recent inquiry from another prominent club’s been rebuked, it seems the 28-year-old’s return to Madrid is inevitable.

That club was Liverpool, according to recent reports, with manager Brendan Rodgers still looking for a way to replace the departed Luis Suárez. Ricky Lambert has been brought in from Southampton, as has attacking midfielder Adam Lallana, but despite over $150 million in summer spending (in transfer fees, only), the Reds are still in the market.

Unfortunately, though he’s reportedly set to be sold, Falcao is not part of that market. From The Guardian:

The Colombia striker was subject to an inquiry from Liverpool several days ago as Brendan Rodgers attempts to secure a replacement for Luis Suárez. Liverpool’s approach revealed the 28-year-old … is set to follow James Rodríguez out of Monaco but that a deal with European champions Real is close to being agreed. The inquiry from Liverpool has gone no further.

The idea of Falcao, such a distinct presence in the penalty area, being at Rodgers’ disposal is tantalizing, particularly with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, and Lallana in support. Given the tactical flexibility Rodgers has shown during his managerial career, Falcao could end up one of England’s most prolific scorer, with the Colombia providing a both a target and a predator when teams try to keep Liverpool from building through the middle.

Unfortunately, that’s not meant to be. Instead, Falcao seems intent on joining a team that already has French international Karim Benzema playing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Again, from The Guardian:

He left that [Atlético Madrid] for a reported £50m last summer but has not settled in Monaco and suffered the knee injury that destroyed his World Cup hopes in a French cup tie in January.

For so many South American players, joining Real Madrid is the dream, even if playing time’s not assured. Regardless, Falcao seems intent on moving to back to Spain, with Real Madrid’s fee likely to alleviate Monaco from the any serious effects from last summer’s exorbitant spending.

  1. lordfletcher - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Seriously. Real…. Is this fair play $$$ haha. Rich getting richer. Stacked!!!!

  2. jylick - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    More of the same…every douche in the world will be using Real in FIFA 15

  3. soundsofsuccess7 - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    If you are a Real Madrid fan and live outside of Spain.. You are disgusting.

  4. Greg - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Hmmm, who goes to make way? Having 3 superstars for every position means a few get unhappy in the end

  5. atahualpaoxford - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Ricky Lambert and Adam Lallana to replace Suarez…????
    That’s funny…very funny…hahahahahaha….

  6. dkalev - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Sounds of success – guess that makes me disgusting. I’ve been a fan since 98. Always been a fan of three teams: RM, maccabi tel aviv and ny/nj metrostars, with my fan ship of the latter transferring to ny red bulls and nycfc

  7. dkalev - Aug 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    That is tantamount to saying if your nation didn’t make the World Cup and you still tuned in to watch you are disgusting… Also; I was only born in 93. So I’m not sure if calling a 5 yr old who picked his favorite team based on a video games preset team selection (didn’t know how to switch teams) a bandwagonner… But hey, have fun.

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