West Ham second favourites to sign Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao at Chelsea

Middlesbrough lead the chase.

Radamel Falcao at Chelsea

Radamel Falcao at Chelsea

Bookies SkyBet list West Ham United as the second most likely club to sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.

Falcao was once recognised as one of the world's best strikers, but disappointing seasons with Manchester United and Chelsea has seen that reputation fade.

 

Falcao remains contracted to Monaco, but it is Middlesbrough who are favourites to sign him next season, listed at 4/1.

This would be a surprise move but the short odds are not a shock after they were linked to Falcao, by several reports including The Express last week.

West Ham are listed at 6/1 second favourites, while any interest from them has so far gone unreported.

Radamel Falcao at ChelseaRadamel Falcao at Chelsea

The Hammers are though looking for a striker, and if Falcao could recapture his performances from his time at Porto or Atletico Madrid, it could be an inspired move.

He has shown little at United or Chelsea to suggest this is possible, arguably rushing back too soon from a knee injury at Monaco, but he has not been helped by a lack of regular football and managers who did not believe in him.

West Ham and Slaven Bilic could change this, although they are likely to have more expensive priorities, as they transfer attempts have so far illustrated this summer.

 

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