Red-hot Colombia international linked with Old Trafford switch this summer.
Man Utd have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Atletico de Madrid centre-forward Radamel Falcao according to reports in Spain.
Manchester United’s name has not previously been mentioned when discussions as to where Atletico de Madrid front man Radamel Falcao could be plying his trade next season, but stories in Spain are suggesting that in actual fact the 27-year-old could be in the home side at Old Trafford this summer.
It has been widely assumed that the deadly attacker would leave the Spanish capital at the end of the season and join either Chelsea, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, with the club reluctant to sell to city rivals Real Madrid.
However, a new twist has now developed, and what a frightening prospect it would be if indeed Falcao did agree to join the Red Devils. The Colombian is most certainly a forward who knows where the goal is.
While at River Plate in Argentina (2005-09), FC Porto (2009-12) or Atletico (2012 – present), Falcao has netted a quite staggering 181 goals in just 275 matches. Should a Manchester United bid prove successful, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would be buying a bona-fide goal machine.
The prolific attacker’s record in front of net means he will likely be expensive, but perhaps the reason there is speculation that Atleti will elect to sell the Colombian is thanks to a colossal tax bill that saw them fall foul of UEFA’s financial fair play regulations earlier this season.