Ex-Manchester United defender Paul Parker believes Radamel Falcao is a player of the top quality but doesn’t see a future for him in England.
The 50-year-old sung the praises of Falcao in his eurosport column, labelling him a player of the highest calibre, but said any chance of him staying in England is a pipedream.
After dismissing Chelsea due to the potential lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge, the ex-England defender went on to comment that Liverpool were too small of a club to pull Falcao in the summer.
‘’As for Liverpool? Nice idea, but they are not quite big enough a club for Falcao; he must be looking for more than that.,’’ Parker wrote in his blog. ‘’And being ex-United it’s unlikely the fans would take to him – especially if he did not hit the ground running.’’
Could Liverpool sign Falcao in the summer?
Although any move for Falcao from Liverpool seems unlikely, it certainly wouldn’t be because the Reds are not a big enough club to sign the Colombian.
Brendan Rodgers usually does look to sign players moving up the career ladder, as shown by Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, but did break protocol to sign the high risk Mario Balotelli last summer.
The move for the Italian, however, has not worked out so far, so the chances of Rodgers looking to make a similar and far more expensive gamble seems highly unlikely.
Nevertheless, following Falcao's disappointing loan spell in England, the most logical move for the player would be back to France or Spain after proving himself as a goalscorer in both countries.
A permanent move to the Premier League, while not completely out of the question, would have to take some convincing considering his first eight months in the country have been filled with criticism.