The World’s most expensive on-loan player doesn’t look like he’ll stay permanently at Old Trafford at the end of the season and according to the Times, Arsenal and Liverpool are going to be amongst a host of potential suitors who will be waiting to take him.
Thanks to Louis van Gaal’s rather abrasive approach to press conferences, Falcao knows full well that he’s not going to get a regular run in the United team simply because he’s been paid £250,000 per week on what is a permanent deal.
The 29-year Colombian was not included in the Match Day squad for their defeat at home to Southampton and was reportedly fuming at the decision. He did get his chance against QPR, playing the whole duration but his usual hardwork did not yield any fruits in front of goal.
At the end, United may decide against splashing a further £43m to make his move permanent and that leaves the door open for rival Premier League clubs to plunder.
Falcao has a super agent in Jorge Mendes who has already alerted everyone by suggesting his client may not be at United next season; he probably would not have made the loan move in the first place if Real Madrid had shown any kind of interest and they may still not be interested next summer as the Bale-Benzema-Cristiano (BBC) attack has worked even better this campaign.
Arsenal have been linked with a few South American forwards, the established Cavani and the new kid on the block, Paulo Dybala and even if both are younger and may still be within their peak ages compared to Falcao, the former Porto striker remains highly recognised as one of the best in the world and his fire could be rekindled with more regular football in a different environment.
For all the criticisms he has had since arriving the Emirates, Olivier Giroud has not done badly at all this season and the Gunners have posed the appearance of not being able to do without his crucial ball retention abilities during the period of his three-month injury absence.
Maybe it’s the Reds who need him most desperately, as they continue to scrap through for goals this season after losing Suarez to Barcelona in the summer. Balotelli has been a waste of money and neither Borini nor Lambert will win them the top four spot on their own.
But then, if Liverpool are not in the Champions League next season, Arsenal may just have the upper hand in landing him. He’s played once at the Emirates for his parent club Monaco during the Emirates Cup and even at that time, it was suggested that Arsenal were one of those who could be interested in him.
That interest could still become concrete, especially if Ed Woodward and co choose to cut their losses by July.
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