The Colombian hit man has a tough start to life in Manchester, and with a £44M question hanging over his head should United commit?
Since the dramatic close of play on deadline day, Radamel Falcao has produce any real excitement since, after only scoring three goals so far this season. To be fair to Falcao there are a number of underlying issues that he can’t really have imagined. But, considering the huge investment required to tie him down permanently is he worth the risk?
The are two ways to look at the situation, on a critical note Falcao has missed chance after chance of opportunities that a man of his quality is expected to score, amongst that his record is inflated somewhat from playing in average leagues such as France and Portugal, of course he played in Spain, but are the teams there of the same standard to the premier league? And finally the type of wages he demands and his previous transfer to Monaco would suggest Falcao has little allegiance. Many of these are background issues, however the lack of goals is ultimately his downfall.
Now for the excuses, many fans would claim he just needs a run of games, which is quite right, whenever he seems to play well Louis Van Gaal decides enough is enough. Strange really. He has just comeback from a massive injury, so it will take time to be back at it again. Another reason would be the fans, they love him from that stupid song no one can really sing to the passion of the man. They love him. You could also suggest that if papers are to be believed it would improve our chances of tying De Gea down to a new deal (he’s worth every penny). To be honest the excuses stop there, and at some point he needs to deliver. To keep up with all the latest transfer news, transferrumours has all the up to date news on a daily basis.
It will take a culmination of Van Gaal’s faith, super-agent Mendes keeping his nose out of affairs (he is everywhere this guy) and Falcao’s willingness. One of the three is clearly there, now it’s time for the others to back their man.
So the conclusion for me is if Falcao left I don’t think anyone could really pinpoint the reason why it didn’t work, but if Ed is listening take the gamble.
So is he worth the risk, or should we let Diego Forlan part 2 in the making leave? Have your say by commenting below or tweeting @RedMancunian or @Justintaylor96