Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao could be plying his trade elsewhere as of the summer but will still be at a top club, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.
The well-known super-agent, whose quotes are relayed by BBC Sport, offered his views on the state of the club following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, whilst also revealing that he thinks David De Gea will remain at Old Trafford rather than move to Real Madrid. However, what might interest fans the most is that he refused to rule out the idea of Falcao leaving when his loan deal ends.
Falcao to depart?
The Colombia international is currently in Louis van Gaal’s fold on a season-long loan from AS Monaco, but despite the hype and fanfare surrounding his arrival he has failed to have the impact many had hoped he would.
Just four goals in 16 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils has been a fairly lacklustre return from a player many deem to be one of the best strikers in football, and as such rumours have inferred this campaign may be his first and only at United.
Reiterating comments made earlier this month Mendes chose to remain coy on his client’s future, stating only that Falcao would be playing at the highest level whether it was with the former Premier League champions or not.
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"If he will not stay in Manchester, he will play for sure in one of the biggest teams in Europe," Mendes said.
"If he will not stay in Manchester, he will play for sure in one of the biggest teams in Europe"
With Van Gaal set to conduct another overhaul of the club in the summer there’s every chance Falcao, who currently earns a reported £260,000-a-week, could be one of the casualties, with United technically still having to pay a hefty transfer fee if they want him to stay.
With Robin van Persie entering the twilight of his career, Van Gaal keen to move Wayne Rooney into a deeper position in the midfield and James Wilson yet to prove himself capable of leading United’s line it makes sense to assume United are in the market for a striker this summer.
Whether or not that man is Falcao remains to be seen, as the former Atletico Madrid star will have to do far more than he’s done so far if he’s to sufficiently impress on English shores.