It was for a long time the first option. In fact, David Beckham himself mentioned it on a visit to Bogotá. It seemed that the paths of the Colombian and Inter Miami were destined to cross, but suddenly the interest faded. What happened?
Several things: the gross problems of a team that does not start in the MLS, the pandemic and its consequent economic crisis, the frequent injuries of the Colombian, all together and also three priorities on the agenda of the ‘BeckBoy’ that are not in Turkey but in the Premier League.
Inter Miami is no longer targeting Falcao because the plan is to give him a 100% British touch, starting with the coach, who would be an old friend of the boss: Phil Neville. Fergusson’s teammates in the successful Manchester United would already have a total agreement for the move of the Englishman, who would not arrive only with his family but with two significant signings: Jonas Lossl, from Everton, and, attentive, a creative midfielder.
Neville would be determined to finish a nearly three-year process at the helm of the England women’s team and Beckham is delighted to know that he is interested in replacing Diego Alonso, the recently fired manager.
Once the new coach is secured, the next thing is to bet on a goalkeeper, which would be Lossl, who is fed up with seeing how Olsen has positioned himself as second goalkeeper for Ancelotti in Everton, behind Pickford. According to the Miami Herald, the player needs competition to aim for a Euro with the Denmark team and is eager to sign as soon as possible.
And here comes a surprise, which was a priority for Beckham but that in the last hours disappeared. The British wanted Mesut Ozil, but the German preferred to go to Fenerbahce after finishing his contract at Arsenal, from where he came out as badly as possible.
Ozil had previously been linked to DC United and LA Galaxy and it was said that the United States was a very attractive commercial platform for him, but the offer did not materialize and the player preferred to return to his country of descent, where he will be received as a true idol. .
The fall of that operation opens a door, difficult but a door at last, for Falcao, although it must be recognized that Inter Miami would prefer a scorer at a better time, even a name like Sergio Agüero, rather than Samarium.
What is certain is that the priority, before a scorer, is a playmaker, which is really needed for a Higuaín who would be the finisher. According to The Sun newspaper, which had Ozil but will no longer be, this could be a typical alignment of the MLS team with reinforcements included:
Place for Falcao? It does not appear to be so. He is not only an older player (almost 35 years) but has dragged a series of injuries for a year and a half that have marginalized him in Galatasaray and that have turned him into an expensive luxury of which, according to Turkish media, there is urgency to come off.
It works against his high salary (close to 5 million euros per season) and, as if that were not enough, a very bad memory in his time in the Premier League, in Chelsea and Manchester Untied, teams that he also dragged. physical problems and being considered one of the great disappointments of recent years. If Beckham is looking to his country to find solutions to his poor sporting start in the MLS, without a doubt that precedent does not help the Colombian at all.
Falcao was talked about a little less than a year ago in Miami and photos with his name were even circulated on the Inter Miami shirt. But, if the versions are true, that no longer seems to be a destination. Nor is Portland, where in the last hours it was ruled out. Where will ‘El Tigre’ go hunting? The options, in the midst of the pandemic, do not seem to be as many as he and Galatasaray would like.