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So far in his career, Falcao has had little to compete with in terms of squad ranks and has always found that his skill set means tactics being shifted to suit his style of play.
During his days at Porto, the focus was very much on getting the ball to their Colombian attacker through the avenues of Hulk, Alvaro Pereira, Raul Meireles and later Joao Moutinho and also Mariano Gonzalez.
With Atletico Madrid, the story is very much of a similar kind, except now it’s Adrian Lopez, Arda Turan and Diego pulling the strings as potential supply routes.
In short, Falcao has always been “The Man” wherever he has played. If he were to move to moneybags Manchester City, Falcao would still be a talisman but more of a man playing amongst other focal points.
With Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and not to mention the emerging ranks of John Guidetti and Denis Suarez at the Etihad Stadium, it’s difficult to see where Falcao fits in.
Of course, should the Citizens sign the South American, Roberto Mancini would give him all the playing time he should desire, but the slightest dip in form would eventually be rewarded with omission.
Should he fail to acclimate to the English game, the striker could be out in the cold, something he’s never experienced before.
As things stand, Radamel Falcao is the focus of his current side’s attack and will continue to be so for some time, a sense of importance that every forward longs for.
While it may sound a tad drastic, to say a move to Eastlands is putting Falcao’s career on the line is no overstatement.