There seems to be somewhat of a fire-sale going on in the south of France. AS Monaco are losing players left, right and centre. James Rodriguez looks set to join Real Madrid, which could leave fellow Colombian, Radamel Falcao, looking for a move away from France. If Liverpool acted quickly they could well give Falcao the escape route he wants, and replace Luis Suarez with a world-class striker.
At first the move may sound far-fetched, but in reality, Liverpool are the perfect fit for the Colombian striker.
Ever since he joined Monaco for €64million, the rumours over Falcao’s future always had him moving away from the club. However, with only three weeks to go until the start of the Ligue 1 season, Falcao is running out of serious options.
Real Madrid is his dream club. That was always deemed the preferred move and one of the reasons he moved to Monaco. He could not join Real from Atletico, so the Monegasque side were meant to be a stop gap.
With Real spending €70million on James Rodriguez and a further 20 on Toni Kroos, any further moves look very unlikely.
Barcelona have Suarez, so will not be bringing anyone else in. Chelsea confirmed the deal for Diego Costa, he will be their main striker for the season and Falcao’s old club Atletico Madrid have secured a move for Mario Mandzukic.
All of the options that Falcao would have expected to be open for him have gone. No other top clubs in Europe are looking for a striker, and Liverpool have the money to spend.
Qualification to the Champions League makes the Anfield club a much more enticing prospect than they would have been in earlier years. For Falcao this is imperative to his future.
The Premier League itself will be an attractive proposition for the striker, as will leaving Monaco before the club sinks without a trace.
Imagine to shock-waves around Europe if Brendan Rodgers could secure the signing of one of the hottest strikers in the world. His recent injury at Monaco plus the patchy season he had in France could open up the opportunity for Liverpool to pounce for £40million.
It would still be a risk, but for Liverpool to continue their push towards the top of the Premier League, it would be a risk worth taking.