Valencia look favourites to land Radamel Falcao this summer with Jorge Mendes already looking to secure a permanent move for next season, reports Manchester Evening News.
However, despite his obvious struggles to adapt to life in the Premier League, Falcao is open to signing for another English club. That is, of course, if Manchester United decide to turn down the chance to make their current loan deal permanent.
Falcao has failed to impress during a temporary spell at Old Trafford and it looks inevitable that Louis van Gaal will opt against paying the £43 million transfer fee set by Monaco. United paid Monaco £5 million for the loan and agreed to pay Falcao's £250,000-a-week wages, but he has done anything but justify the outlay.
Resigned to leaving
The 29-year-old has resigned himself to leaving the Red Devils this summer and was counting down the days even before this week's embarrassment. The Colombian was an unused substitute against Arsenal in Monday's FA Cup tie and started the Under-21 match against Tottenham 24 hours later.
A source close to the player informed a number of newspapers that the decision to play him in a reserve fixture had left him in total shock. He did nothing in the game and only dropped further down Van Gaal's pecking order.
But despite these struggles, Valencia are ready to bankroll a permanent deal for Falcao with their new owner, Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, seeing him as part of an ambitious plan to challenge for La Liga.
Juventus have also been accredited with an interest and Jorge Mendes is already touting Falcao's availability around Europe. However, Falcao has indicated to his agent that staying in the Premier League would be preferable as he has fallen in love with English football.
Premier League options
That seems a bizarre claim to make as Falcao has clearly struggled with the physicality of the game. It is also hard to see who in the league would gamble so much money on him having seen him fall so far at Manchester United.
There are only a few clubs who could afford a deal and Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all seem stocked full of strikers. Only Liverpool, if they sell Mario Balotelli, seem to have space in their roster.
Falcao needs to rebuild his career in a league where he has had success in the past. Valencia, with an exciting project underway, is an excellent option and should be his first choice.
Should Radamel Falcao be looking to stay in England or has this season served as proof that he can't cut it with the big boys? Give us your thoughts in the comments box below!
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