Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

FALCAO Planning To Go into Baseball after Retirement

Monaco’s, former Manchester United and Chelsea striker wants to emulate the NBA legend and try his hand at a new sport(Baseball) when he quits football.

The 33-year-old reaching his retirement days and has won many league titles in Argentina, Portugal and France. He has also won the Copa del Rey, Europa League and Uefa Champions league when he was at Atletico Madrid.

However, the striker is keen to reignite his passion for baseball and follow in the footsteps of basketball legend Jordan, who retired in October 1993 and played in the minor leagues until his return to the Chicago Bulls in March 1995.

In an interview with France Football, he said: “I love baseball.

Where I grew up, Venezuela, it was the sport we played, at a very good level.

“I often talk about it with my wife. I think when I finish my football career, I’ll start one as a professional baseball player.

“Like Jordan, even if he was a basketball player and did not get to play in the big leagues, at the highest level. I want to be the first to succeed!”

Falcao spoke recently about his time in the Premier League, where he failed to reach his usual high standards during loan spells with United and Chesea.

“I arrived in his third year at Chelsea when everything went wrong,” he said. “I only spent four months with him. I didn’t see the real Mourinho.”

“Van Gaal, he’s special,” he said. “He’s someone who says things in the face. That’s pretty positive.

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