Wolves linked with Monaco hitman Falcao, but signing him would be a big mistake

Mario Goetze of Borussia Dortmund shake hands with Radamel Falcao of Monaco prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund at the Stade Louis II...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing the Monaco front-man.

Columbia Forward Radamel Falcao  (9) points to the sky after scoring a goal during an International friendly soccer game between Columbia and Venezuela on September 7, 2018 at the Hard...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Wolves are contemplating a move for Monaco striker Falcao in January, but Nuno Espirito Santo should be extremely wary of bringing the Colombian to Molineux.

The 32-year-old is nowhere near the player he once was, and failed spells at Manchester United and Chelsea have already shown that he will struggle to adapt to the robust nature of the Premier League.


Falcao has scored seven goals in 21 appearances in all competitions for Monaco this season, and he seems to be far more suited to the pedestrian pace of Ligue 1.

Wolves play with high energy levels, and are always looking to get in behind the opposition's defence with their pacey front three.

The Monaco ace usually plays with his back to goal, and is more of a poacher in and around the six-yard box.

Youssef Ait-Benasser, Radamel Falcao of Monaco following the Ligue 1 match between Amiens SC and AS Monaco (ASM) at Stade de la Licorne on December 4, 2018 in Amiens, France.

If Nuno brought the 79-capped international striker to Wolves, there is a danger that he would adversely affect their style of play, and take something away from he threat that they currently pose to any team that they play against.

Nuno should surely be targeting younger, more hungry strikers, who still have something to prove.

In fact, it could be argued that Wolves have better options than Falco already at the clubs and they should avoid a move for the Colombian at all costs.

Radamel Falcao of Monaco celebrates his first goal on a penalty kick with Nacer Chadli while goalkeeper of Amiens Regis Gurtner looks on during the Ligue 1 match between Amiens SC and AS...

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