Manchester City chief scout Carlo Cancellieri says the club are considering making a January move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao in a bid to boost their title chances.
After bursting onto the scene by winning the Europa League with Porto in 2011, the Colombian’s reputation within the betting community has only continued to grow following his move to the Vicente Calderon at the start of last season.
His goals once again saw him win the Europa League last term, leading to rumours linking him with a number of Europe’s top sides in the summer, with it even being suggested that he could move to Los Colchoneros’ city rivals, Real Madrid.
However, he remained at the Vicente Calderon and has continued his form into the new season, netting 11 goals in seven soccer games, including a hat-trick in the Super Cup win over Chelsea.
His displays have only seen the speculation surrounding his future grow, with Manchester City supposedly the favourites to seal his signature, despite his current club insisting that he’s not for sale.
The Citizens have also been linked with another of Europe’s hot properties in Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic, but Cancellieri says they’re more likely to sign Falcao, as he would give them greater variation in attack.
“Jovetic is an interesting player, he has quality. But in attack City are already good, we’re happy with Tevez, Aguero and Balotelli,” he said.
“Moreover, I believe that our players are better than Jovetic. He is a very good player, but he is not one who could make a difference such as Falcao.
“I spoke about him in recent days with (Roberto) Mancini. If we were to take a player in January, we should take Falcao. He is an important player, the only one who could make us take the leap.”