Manchester United's deadline day signing Radamel Falcao might already be thinking about his next move, after sending a text message to Juventus directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici hinting that he'd like to join them in the future.
According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Colombian striker made contact with the Serie 'A' chiefs soon after his move to Old Trafford was confirmed, thanking the Italian outfit for their interest and talking up the possibility of a transfer to Turin.
The 28-year-old made a shock season-long switch from AS Monaco to the Premier League giants very late in the window, after the Red Devils agreed to pay a £6 million loan fee for his services for 2014/15.
Falcao will also reportedly earn £350,000-a-week in wages, which amounts to a staggering £18 million annual salary, taking Manchester United's total outlay to £24 million for a player they might only have on their books for a period of 12 months.
If Louis van Gaal wants to make Falcao's transfer permanent, then he'll have to convince the club to fork out another £50 million, with the Daily Express suggesting that the striker will cost a mouth-watering £74 million overall.
However, Manchester United might already struggle to secure the former Atletico Madrid man's long-term future, if the alleged correspondence with Juventus is anything to go by.
Falcao text message
"Thanks for everything," text Falcao to Marotta and Paratici, members of the Old Lady. "It would have been an honour to play for Juventus, maybe it will happen in the future."
Red Devils fans will hope that the message was simply a courteous response from the striker, and that not much should be read into the South American's perceived view that his switch to Old Trafford is only a short-term measure.
What does the future hold?
In order to help convince Falcao to remain in England, Manchester United will have to qualify for the Champions League next season via a top four finish in the Premier League.
The £59.7 million British record transfer of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid should help go some way to returning the Red Devils to former glories this term, having also splashed out close to another £100 million on Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind.
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