The 29-year-old payer has been told his future does not lie at Manchester United and going to leave the club after loan deal ends. He has been on a season-long at United from Monaco, on wages reported to be £265,000 per week. Falcao singed for Monaco from Atletico Madrid for £50 million in 2013 and joined United on the final day of last summer’s transfer window.
On the other hand, United had the open option of making the Colombian man stay permanently in the club for a fee of £43.2 million. But Louis van Gaal has reportedly decide against having the striker’s services for his team at his disposal next season. He arrived to Old Trafford to huge fanfare, but failed to replicate the form he has shown at previous clubs.
Falcao has struggled for form during his debut season in the Premier League, scoring four goals in 26 appearances. According to Van Gaal, his record during the loan season from Monaco was not enough to justify his retention. He believed that he would be better next season if he was given a full pre-season to work on fitness.
Falcao has now instructed his representatives to look for other clubs in the Barclays Premier League and he is willing to take a drop in wages to find another English club. It is reported that Falcao is open to remaining in England and is keen on a move to London. He would like to stay in the Premier League next season, with Chelsea and Arsenal his favored destination.
United’s decision not to take up the option to sign Colombian international is no great surprise, as he was waving to the Old Trafford crowd in an apparent farewell gesture when he came in the last game against Arsenal. He was subsequently left out of United’s squad for their last game of the season on Sunday (24/5).