A huge transfer story has started in the last 24 hours, with Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, according to a few sources, being very close to moving to Liverpool.
I could have written anything at the end of that previous sentence- with Falcao being close to a move to Manchester City, with Falcao set to join Real Madrid in the near future, with Monaco’s president stating he’s not going anywhere, with Orlando City apparently reading a $100 million offer for the forward (Ok, maybe not anything). But, depending on who you read, Falcao will soon be unveiled to one of these three clubs- Liverpool, Manchester City, or Real Madrid.
Many are expecting him to go to Monaco’s and UEFA’s coffers (once Real gets fined for violating financial fair play), while still others are saying Liverpool did more than make a tentative inquiry and are leading the pack to get his signature.
If they did get his signature, the 28 year old Colombian striker would take Liverpool back to the heights of world football. He is arguably as good as, if not better, than Luis Suarez. (Plus, he doesn’t have any cannibalistic tendencies). He has over 130 league goals. Plus, his recent injury may be a blessing in disguise, as he had nearly 8 months to recover and won’t suffer from fatigue, like other major players in Europe.
Having already signed Southampton (Lovren, Lambert, and Lallana) Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi (who will go back on loan to Lille for the remainder of the season),and Alberto Manquillo on loan, but only having Rickie Lambert to partner Daniel Sturridge up front, there is a Suarez-shaped hole in Liverpool. If they can get Falcao, with the players like Sterling, Coutinho, and Sturridge who performed well last season, and with these new additions, Liverpool could soon become one of the strongest teams in Europe. If Falcao joins Liverpool, it would strengthen the team by a 9 out of 10.
Now that I’ve talked up how much Falcao would help Liverpool, let me tell you this- it’s almost definitely not going to happen. According to Bleacher Report, Liverpool is leading the race to sign Radamel Falcao. However, if you read the majority of other places- including the very reliable Guardian and TheTimes– you will find out that many believe Real Madrid are in the lead to sign the Colombian, and that Liverpool made an inquiry only to find out Falcao wants to go to Madrid. So, the strength of this rumor is a 3.5.
If we read in the next few days that a Falcao to Real move is off, I would expect the rumors to get stronger, and than I would give this a decent chance of happening. He would be a great addition to the Reds, but sorry Liverpool fans, I only give this move a 30% chance of happening.