Could Colombian be the ideal Emirates Stadium addition to help Gunners cope with striker ‘crisis’?
AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is reportedly keen to secure a move to Arsenal to help resolve the club’s striker crisis according to the Metro.
The 28 year old has been strongly linked with a summer exit from his principality club though any deal would seemingly appear to be a temporary one.
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Arsene Wenger has seen Olivier Giroud ruled out for three months with a fractured foot and as such could well do with reinforcements in the final third.
Falcao had been linked with a move to follow his former club team-mate James Rodriguez to Real Madrid but that deal appears to have stalled so a move to the Emirates Stadium is perhaps seen as a viable alternative.
A move to bring in the former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid man won’t come cheap with £20m required to sign the Stade Louis II star for one season.
That fee apparently includes the player’s wages and bonuses so isn’t as steep as it initially looks.
With Giroud out Arsene Wenger may have to rely upon youngsters Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell to play more prominent roles than the French manager would have planned though Lukas Podolski, who was linked with a summer exit, could well be used to help resolve the lack of a proven goal-scorer supporting Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal attack.
Falcao has scored goals wherever he has pitched up, racked up 142 goals in five seasons in Portugal and Spain.
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