Arsene Wenger might be a bit worried about his strike-force. Both Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela look ready to quit the Emirates to find first team football. Such an albeit small exodus would leave Arsenal short upfront.
The solution? Porto’s prolific centre-forward, Falcao. According to Portuguese newspaper, A Bola, Arsenal are particularly interested in the Colombian hotshot, who has hit 19 goals already this season.
The impressive striker has been a major hit in Portugal since his move from River Plate in summer 2009. He has struck a phenomenal 53 times in 64 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s former club, attracting attention from some of Europe;s elite. Such fantastic form also brings a hefty price tag though and despite a rough valuation of around £12.5million, it is more likely that he wouldn’t be allowed to leave for at least £15million.
Falcao still has a while to run on his contract at Porto and his goals have helped his club go top of the league, 8 points clear of fierce rivals, Benfica. It may be unlikely that the striker would consider a move mid-season considering his club’s position, but if the Colombian can maintain his current form, it is likely he will be sought after by a host of clubs in the summer.
Falcao’s style would certainly suit the Arsenal’s play and at 24, he has many years to adapt to English football. The Colombian has previously impressed against Premier League opposition in the Champions League and even scored a controversial free kick against the Gunners in February last year.
Should any transfer happen, it could be considered as quite a coup. Albeit unlikely, it’s certainly a mouthwatering prospect for any Arsenal fan.
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