‘I’ve told Falcao to join United’

Retired striker Faustino Asprilla has revealed that he has advised Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao to join Manchester United this summer.

Falcao is linked with a summer exit from the Vicente Calderon, with United alongside the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain as reportedly interested in the Colombian.

His compatriot, who spent two years in the Premier League with Newcastle United, believes that a switch to England and to one club in particular would be of benefit.

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,” explained Asprilla to the Daily Mail recently.

“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 took the chance to compare Falcao to a former Newcastle United teammate.

“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.”

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