Manchester United could, quite unbelievably, still sign flop striker Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal in the summer.
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The Daily Mail claim United chief-executive Ed Woodward held talks with the Colombian’s parent club, AS Monaco, on Sunday and his future was a major topic of discussion.
The report says that despite Falcao scoring just four times since his September, deadline day move to Manchester, Woodward told the Ligue 1 club’s vice president, Vadim Vasilyev, that a decision at the end of the season over his Red Devils future.
“I saw the Manchester United people last Sunday and they have not yet decided if they would exercise the option,” said Vasilyev, according to the Mail.
“It’s not his best season, but they kept the opportunity to make a decision at the end of the season.”
It seems an incredibly unlikely move that United would retain the services of Falcao who has widely been considered a failure in the Premier League.
Especially considering his gargantuan £250,000-a-week wages could be reinvested into one of United’s many summer transfer targets.
Falcao failed to impress once again at the weekend against Chelsea and for the ninth straight game failed to register a shot on target.