Radamel Falcao has been offered a unique opportunity to join Malaysian giants Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) and potentially become an ambassador for the team and the state of Johor when his playing career comes to an end. According to Spanish paper Marca, JDT have proposed a two-year deal for the 37-year-old Colombian, who currently plays in LaLiga with Rayo Vallecano.
Falcao is reportedly interested in the move, although he faces competition from Spanish strugglers Valencia. The former Manchester United and Chelsea striker has had a tough season, bagging just two goals in 19 LaLiga appearances, primarily featuring from the bench and starting just three games. Despite this, he remains a regular for his country.
JDT have a successful history, having won the last nine editions of the Malaysian Super League as well as three Malaysian Cups, two Malaysian FA Cups and the 2015 AFC Cup. Their squad features some familiar faces, such as former Watford and Sheffield Wednesday star Fernando Forestieri, ex-Swansea ace Jordi Amat and Aston Villa and Millwall old boy Shane Lowry.
It remains to be seen whether Falcao will make the move to Asia, but it would certainly be an interesting end to his European football career.