AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao could become Liverpool’s replacement for Luis Suarez, if they’re willing to part with £200,000 a week in order to fund the striker’s wages.
It’s understood that the Colombian striker would be interested in a move to Merseyside should Brendan Rodgers be happy with paying the big wage that would accompany the former Porto man.
Real Madrid are also thought to be interested in signing Falcao, although any move for the forward to the Bernabeu would have to wait until next summer as they’ve already spent their budget on his international compatriot James Rodriguez.
Rodgers is looking to take the goalscoring burden off of lone striker Daniel Sturridge, with Falcao one of a few top level players identified by the Anfield club. He still has money to spend having sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona earlier this summer for a fee in the region of £75 million.
Liverpool have already bought Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren from Southampton, Benfica’s Lazar Markovic, Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and midfielder Emre Can this summer, but he’s still on the look out for a marquee striker.
With just two weeks left until the end of the transfer window, Liverpool’s eagerness to add to their strikeforce in time could force them into a move for the expensive Falcao, but they know they must sign someone of his calibre to fill the huge shoes left by Suarez.
Written by Matthew Derrig