Radamel Falcao has been told to join Manchester United by former Newcastle hitman Faustino Asprilla.
Falcao has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, and whilst both he and Sir Alex Ferguson has denied any deal is in place, the Atletico Madrid man’s name is likely to remain one linked with the club.
Falcao is a star at his club, but has to compete with Barcelona and Real Madrid amongst other in his quest for silverware in Spain so Asprilla has told the 27 year old to head to Old Trafford if he wants to win trophies.
The Daily Mail quote the Columbian legend as saying:
‘We were talking and he asked me my opinion on who he should join. He knows that every big club in the world wants him. He is not a player motivated by money – what he wants is somewhere that his family will be happy and where he will have success.
‘With teams like Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester City they have good times then they have bad times – that is why I told him he must choose Manchester United. Every season they are challenging – and if he wants success that is where I have told him to go.
‘Also they don’t have all the behaviour away from the field – with changing coaches every season. They are steady in all that they do – and a well run club at every level. He is a real family guy – and Radamel will appreciate that and the way that Sir Alex Ferguson protects his players like family.’
Asprilla also likened his countryman to Premiership great Alan Shearer, and believes if he joins United they will become unstoppable:
‘It is difficult for me to explain how good he is – he is the best finisher in the world. The only striker who has played in the Premier League who is on his finishing level is Alan Shearer.
‘If he signs for Manchester United – he would be their missing piece in the Champions League. Robin van Persie and Radamel would be unstoppable.’