Manchester United forward Angelo Henriquez has hinted that he may be looking to make a permanent move away from Old Trafford, and perhaps join Dinamo Zagreb.
The 20-year-old striker is currently on loan with the Croatian club, and revealed that he was enjoying himself so much that a permanent deal was possible, according to talkSPORT.
Since his switch to Zagreb, which came about after Louis van Gaal’s appointment at the club, Henriquez has settled in well, finding the net four times in seven matches in all competitions.
And now, with United having a surplus of forwards currently on their books, Henriquez has dropped hints that he may be tempted to consent to a move which would see him leave Old Trafford for good.
"I heard something about this, but I honestly don't know what to say about it," he said.
"Basically I would not mind staying at Dinamo because it is a great club. If things go well I'd like to stay after the end of the loan."
Henriquez at United
Having first signed for the Red Devils in 2012, after impressing in his native Chile, Henriquez began his route to the first-team with two loan spells in 2013, first with Wigan Athletic and then with Real Zaragoza. However upon his return from Spain in 2014 he was unable to force his way into Van Gaal’s plans, and was consequently shipped out for another loan spell.
Whereas his terms with Wigan and Zaragoza weren’t overly fruitful, he is looking comfortable in the early days of his time with Zagreb, and the slim chances of first-team football at United might push him to seek an exit while a good offer is on the table.
Competition at United
Since Van Gaal’s arrival over £150million has been spent on improving the squad, and the arrivals of Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria in particular have increased the competition with regards to the attacking third of the pitch.
The fight for a starting spot has become so heated that even Robin van Persie has been tipped to struggle to get the nod on a consistent basis, and Juan Mata looks as though he’s surplus to requirements already.
When those points are factored in it’s unlikely that Henriquez will be looking towards his return to the fold at his parent club with any real optimism. Even when Van Persie and Co. are removed from the equation there’s the likes of James Wilson and Will Keane to consider.
Both are upcoming talents rated highly by their parent club, and both will be looking to force their way into the team in the near future. For Henriquez that might mean that his position in Manchester becomes untenable.