Roma are reportedly in talks to sign Monaco-owned striker Radamel Falcao, giving the Colombian international a chance to bring an end to his disappointing spell in England.
According to Corriere dello Sport, as noted by Football Italia, the Giallorossi are on the lookout this summer for alternative options up front after Edin Dzeko has failed to convince them.
In turn, their search has seen them take a closer look at Falcao, who has struggled to reach his best form after suffering a serious knee injury in 2014.
While the 30-year-old is still currently owned by Monaco, he has endured two disappointing loan spells with Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, the latter of whom aren’t expected to turn his deal into a permanent move.
Falcao has managed one goal in just 12 appearances all season, but it evidently hasn’t been enough to put Roma off based on the reports.
However, it is claimed that the Italian capital club are being put off by his wage demands, as he is supposedly looking for €7million per year.
For a player that hasn’t proved his fitness all season, coupled with the fact that he hasn’t been at his prolific best since the 2012/13 season with Atletico Madrid, it seems nonsensical that he would make such demands.
As a result, if Roma’s interest is legitimate, then they will rightly push for the wages to be reduced significantly as it is ultimately a huge gamble for the club to take.
From being one of, if not the most, feared strikers in Europe, Falcao will be frustrated and disappointed that he hasn’t been able to make his stay in the Premier League a success.
If he is able to stay fit and avoid injuries, then a fresh start in a different league could be exactly what he needs at this stage of his career, but it is clear that he is still some way short of reaching an agreement.