Ex-Man United striker wants to drop football and become baseball star

Ex-Man United striker wants to drop football and become baseball star

Manchester United and Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao says he is planning to hang his football boots and take up professional baseball.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

Falcao's stay in the English Premier League was a nightmare to say the least, having only scored four goals out of 29 games at Old Trafford, and just one goal out of 12 games at Stamford Bridge.

READ ALSO: David Beckham's hilarious fake statue prank will leave you in stitches

Ex-Man United striker set to drop football and become baseball star just like Michael Jordan

Falcao's stay in the English Premier League was a nightmare to say the least, having only scored four goals out of 29 games and just one goal out of 12 games at Stamford Bridge.

READ ALSO: Video shows how cops arrest nude protester at Union Buildings

However, Sun (UK), reports that the Colombian now wants to join Major League Baseball (MLB) and hopes to become a success.

READ ALSO: ANC honours Vincent Cosa for saving child from raging Juskei River

"I think I'l start my career as a professional baseball player once my career in football is over," the Monaco star revealed.

Falcao hopes to emulate NBA legend Michael Jordan who switched from basketball to baseball., after growing up watching his father play the sport as a semi-professional.

Ex-Man United striker set to drop football and become baseball star just like Michael Jordan

Falcao hopes to emulate NBA legend Michael Jackson, who made the switch to baseball from basketball having grown up watching his father play the sport.

"I want to copy Michael Jordan, even though he played basketball and didn't manage to play in the major league," Falcao said.
"I want to be the first person to switch from one sport to another wile remaining at the highest level. It is a real challenge," he went on.

The Miami Marlins fan helped Monaco win the French Ligue 1 in 2017, and has scored 13 goals from 31 games this season.

The 33-year-old spoke of his love for the game and said his experience from playing the sport in his early years would help him transition smoothly.

"In football the ball moves less quickly, so it is easy to deal with when you have learned the movements of baseball as I have.

PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Briefly.co.za? Join our WhatsApp group today.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY’s news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
2019 comprehensive list of scarce skills in South Africa

A list of scarce skills in South Africa 2019

2019 comprehensive list of scarce skills in South Africa
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel