Aug 28, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT
His name continues to be linked with top clubs across Europe as the clocks keep counting down to the window slamming shut on Monday night.
AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is apparently being shopped around, according to this report from ESPN, as the French side aim to get the Colombian’s lumpy salary off their wage bill as they restructure their squad.
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Falcao, 28, has recovered fully from an ACL injury which cut his first season in Ligue 1 short last year and also dashed he hopes of representing Los Cafeteros at the World Cup. The former Atletico Madrid striker joined Monaco last summer for a fee of $80 million and it’s believed he’s being offered around on a season-long loan deal.
The fee to ‘borrow’ Falcao for a season is reportedly $30 million, which seems rather high for a striker just coming off the back of a career threatening injury. However, his goalscoring record is pretty phenomenal.
Over the last five-and-half seasons of action Falcao has banged in 155 goals in 200 games for FC Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco. If there are some teams out there in need of a predator, Falcao is your man. Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Juventus are the four teams mentioned in the report. So who needs him most?
Chelsea are facing an uncertain strikers situation as Diego Costa could be out for up to six weeks after a training ground injury with only a moody Fernando Torres and veteran Didier Drogba in reserve. Arsenal are without Olivier Giroud until January and have just Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo left as recognized strikers and Real Madrid, well, they can just buy anyone they want, can’t they?
Let’s see how the race for Radamel plays out between now and next Monday.
Don’t forget to tune in to the “Transfer Deadline Day Show” on NBCSN (Monday, 6-8 p.m. ET).
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