5 Best Strikers Linked to January Transfer Moves

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentNovember 18, 2013

5 Best Strikers Linked to January Transfer Moves

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    Here are five strikers linked with potential January transfer window moves. 

    One such rumour sees an Arsenal player speculating about a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona. Who could it be?

    This article will assess the transfer rumour and whether or not it will happen. 

    Feel free to comment below with your point of view. 

Nicklas Bendtner

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    Arsenal substitute Nicklas Bendtner knows his time with the Gunners is coming to an end.

    "I'm going somewhere where I know I can be happy to play," Bendtner said, according to Politiken (via The Telegraph). "If I could decide: Real Madrid or Barcelona."

    Bendtner logic: can't get a game at Arsenal but links himself to Barca and Real. 

    Mind you, in October, he scored a brace of headers against Italy.

    During Euro 2012, he did the same against Portugal. 

    When he was on loan at Sunderland, he scored and created a goal against then-second-placed Manchester City. 

    Why isn't he great? He rests on his laurels, hence his inconsistency. 

Saido Berahino

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    West Bromwich Albion's 20-year-old prospect Saido Berahino, who made a name for himself with goals against Arsenal and Manchester United in the space of three days, prefers a move to a major club, as reported by John Cross at The Mirror

    Cross believes: "A move to a bigger club could also boost the 20-year-old's chances of making England's World Cup squad."

    Sitting on the bench at a big Premier League club might make Berahino more money, but it won't help develop his career. 

    He knows West Brom doesn't have a prolific scoring striker right now (centre-back Gareth McAuley is tied for most league goals with two). 

    Berahino needs to be smart.

    He is in form, with six goals for the English U-21 team since September and a goal against Crystal Palace in his most recent league game. 

    So he could receive an extended run as West Brom's No. 9, which will allow him to prove his worth.

Jackson Martinez

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    Porto's Jackson Martinez started the league season scoring in five successive games, and he feels it is time to leave. 

    "The years are passing and one day I hope to make a good transfer," Martinez said, via David Wright at The Daily Star. "Leaving or staying depends on Porto but I will only go if there is something concrete."

    There was life after Mario Jardel (166 goals in 169 games) and Falcao (72 goals in 87 games).

    There will be life after Martinez because Porto's scouting network will find another diamond in the rough.


Fernando Torres and Falcao

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    According to John Richardson at The Express, Chelsea will offer Fernando Torres plus money in exchange for Monaco's Falcao.

    It makes no sense for Monaco to relinquish Falcao, having signed him in the summer. 

    Also, how does Falcao explain this statement if he does leave, via Off The Post: "My heart has been with Monaco since my idol Thierry Henry played there."

    If Falcao wants to go (he'd be losing a ton of money), Monaco should demand cash only£60 million plusas Torres would be a burden on Claudio Ranieri.

    LEAGUE ONLYGamesGoalsShots Per GoalShooting Accuracy %
    Torres 811367

    Why a burden?

    If Torres moved to Monaco, he still wouldn't be the starter, as Emmanuel Riviere, who has scored six times, would be the No. 9. 

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