A striker transfer merry-go-round looks set to take place at the end of the campaign at Premier League champions Manchester City, who if all goes according to plan could be even stronger up front as of next season.
SOURCE: Sunday Mirror
It has been a bad weekend for top flight title holders Manchester City, whose 2-0 loss at high flying Everton on Saturday, coupled with city rivals Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over relegation threatened Reading, has opened up a yawning 15 point gap at the top of the table and with it the grim realisation that the title is once again heading back to Old Trafford this season.
However, it does not have to be all long faces and despair at the Etihad stadium on Sunday morning with reports emanating in the British press that Europe’s most in form and deadly front man, Radamel Falcao, is set to be plying his trade in the Blue of City as of next season.
What is in little doubt is that City, regardless of who their manager will be next season, are set for a major summer clear out, with the likes of Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero, Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko all heading for the Eastlands exit door, with other less celebrated figures also on their way out of the club.
But while City fans would be sure to mourn the loss of key Argentinian front man Aguero, who looks like heading back to the Spanish capital (although this time to the Santiago Bernabeu as opposed to a return to the Vincente Calderon), their pain will soon be replaced by joy in the shape of Falcao.
The Colombia international attacker has hit the back of the net on 21 occasions already in just 22 La Liga outings this campaign, while since moving to Atleti in the summer of 2011, the 27-year-old has scored an eye catching 63 goals in only 78 matches in all competitions for the capital based club.
If City do sell Aguero this summer, they will need to replace him with a similarly surefire guarantee of goals. Falcao hasn’t just been spectacular for Atleti, as if you also consider his two-year spell with Porto prior to that, Falcao also hit 72 strikes in 86 games.
Such consistency would certainly not go amiss at Eastlands.