Transfer Balls: Radamel Falcao competes with De Gea to be Manchester United’s ‘keeper
Transfer balls: The Metro has news on Manchester United and Radamel Falcao:
Manchester United preparing £43.2million permanent transfer for Monaco’s Radamel Falcao
Tom Olver reports:
Louis van Gaal, however, may be willing to spend £43.2million to buy him outright in the summer, after Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev revealed United have not ruled out the transfer.
‘May be willing’? And not ruled out does not mean ruled in. It means that Manchester United took Falcao on loan for the season, which is about to end. Nothing has changed – well, other than Falcao being not as good as was expected.
Vasilyev told L’Equipe: ‘I met the Manchester officials last Sunday. They have not decided if they would exercise the option. It has not been his best season, but they will decide at the end of the season.’
No news, then. But Olver has mroe to add:
Chelsea and Liverpool were thought to be weighing up summer moves for the Colombian striker, but it appears he may be staying put at Old Trafford after all.
Thought. Appears. May. Such are the facts in the Metro.
Over in the Manchester Evening Post, there is other news:
Radamel Falcao’s future at Man Utd could be dependent on whether David de Gea signs a new contract.
Both Falcao and De Gea are represented by agent Jorge Mendes and United have intensified their efforts in recent weeks to keep their Spanish goalkeeper. Falcao, who has not scored since January 31, could form part of an agreement whereby United decide to keep him for a second season to pacify Mendes.
To keep De Gea’s agent happy, United will spend £40m-plus on Falcao – and that’s not including this massive wages.
Well, Falcao is very nearly as good at keeping the ball from going into the net as De Gea is. So, yeah, it all makes perfect sense…