Radamel Falcao could be ideal for West Ham, should Manuel Pellegrini take a January punt?

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.

West Ham United should consider a January move for the Monaco front-man.

Manuel Pellegrini the head coach

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will be determined to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this month, in an effort to guide his side to a tops even finish come the end of the season.

One particular area where the Chilean might want to strengthen is his centre-forward apartment, with Javier Hernandez facing an uncertain future, and Andy Carroll being far from reliable from a fitness perspective.

With this in mind, the Hammers might want to take a look at Monaco hitman Radamel Falcao.

 

The Colombian is attracting attention from Wolves, according to the Daily Mail, and Monaco could be tempted to sell the striker this month.

Falcao is a proven goalscorer, having bagged 293 goals in 521 career appearances for both club and country.

The 32-year-old is most effective when operating in and around the six-yard box, and that is exactly what West Ham need in the final third.

Monaco's Colombian forward Falcao celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Amiens SC and AS Monaco at the Licorne stadium in Amiens on December 4, 2018. (Photo...

He would be the ideal strike partner for Marko Arnautovic, and the pair could forge a really devastating understanding with each other.

Falcao is under contract with Monaco until the summer of 2020, so the Ligue 1 side would surely be interested in selling him for a fee this moth, rather than face the prospect of losing him for nothing in 18 months time.

And if Pellegrini does manage to bring him to the London Stadium, whilst it would be a risk, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for West Ham.

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...

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