Manchester United’s striker Radamel Falcao may move to Juventus this summer, according to his Italian based agent.
Giovanni Branchini told Gazzetta TV, as relayed by The Metro, that Juventus were a contender to sign Falcao last summer before Manchester United trumped their offer with a mega-deal late in the transfer window.
Falcao signed on for a season-long loan at Old Trafford, but it’s been reported that Louis van Gaal is unlikely to make that move permanent after a campaign hit by injury and a loss of form.
Speaking to Gazzetta TV, Branchini said: “Last summer he [Falcao] was really close to joining Juventus.
“Then Manchester United’s unbeatable offer arrived and due to the high costs involved, it was not possible for him to join the Bianconeri.
“Let’s see what will happen in July. Maybe we will try again.”
Juventus and Liverpool are the two clubs often mentioned as suitors for the Colombian striker, should van Gaal opt against exercising his first refusal option.
The 29-year-old has struggled for United this season, with just four league goals so far, but he found the scoresheet twice for his country this weekend, suggesting perhaps he’s just not settled in Manchester.
While Monaco will likely want to recoup big money for a striker they spent the best part of £50m on just two years ago, it’s safe to say Falcao’s value has only depreciated since he moved to United last August.
What do you think Manchester United fans - do you think the Falcao money could be better spent elsewhere this summer, or does he deserve more time to make it work at Old Trafford?