Radamel Falcao arrived to Old Trafford on September 1st of 2014, the Colombian was seen as a superstar of a player and this was mainly due to the impressive string of performances and goals that he managed to score during his time performing for Athletic Madrid but his goal-scoring record took a serious plunge since he moved to Monaco.
Louis van Gaal still believed that Falcao was a top performer and he decided to sign the Colombian forward on a loan deal which has an option of turning into a permanent transfer depending on how well he performs in Old Trafford but it does not seem like this is going to happen as Falcao continues to struggle in scoring goals on a consistent basis.
In 16 appearances for Manchester United in the Premier League, Falcao has scored 4 goals.
If no permanent deal is signed for Falcao, he will be making his return to the French side As.Monaco and the head officials of the club have already announced that they are waiting on Manchester United and if whether or not they are interested in keeping him on a permanent deal.
The vice-president of As.Monaco,VadimVasilyev said: “He wanted to leave, he wanted a challenge. With Manchester he had a challenge, because Manchester United is a bigger club than us. I’m not worried about Falcao. He’s a great striker with great qualities and mentality. We’re waiting for a decision from Manchester United. We’re not going to start talks.’’
If Manchester United wants to keep Falcao permanently, they will have to offload €55 million and the club also has to take into consideration the wages of the Colombian player as he earns €265,000 each week. This is a very hefty price especially for a player who is 29 years old and has never really managed to find his footing in Old Trafford.