I am not saying that Arsenal are on the verge of signing the Colombian international striker Radamel Falcao, whether on a season long loan deal or whatever, but there are increasing signs that the 28-year old may be moving on from his current club Monaco in the French Ligue 1.
Even if he does, however, it does not mean that he will be coming to Arsenal. We are just one of the clubs being linked with Falcao, with moneybags Man City and Real Madrid also apparently in the frame. But we are one of the clubs, so the news reported by ESPN that the prolific 28-year old was left out of the Monaco squad completely for their home draw with Lille yesterday does offer some encouragement.
Arsene Wenger mentioned him by name in his press conference the other day although he also said that he would not reveal his plans. But it is still a long shot for the Gunners, although the rumours that the striker’s transfer is likely to be a loan deal to get him off Monaco’s wage bill would seem to suit us well as we are looking for a temporary solution after the injury to Olivier Giroud.
There were reports that Falcao was set for Madrid after he supposedly tweeted as much, but ESPN have also reported that the player himself has declared that the tweet was false and did not come from him. If Arsenal are not in for Falcao, I hope that Wenger has another striker in his sights because otherwise I think we are in trouble.