Radamel Falcao says that he’s determined to earn a big money permanent move to Manchester United and that he’s not content with role on the Red Devils’ bench.
The Colombian forward arrived at Old Trafford in a headline grabbing deadline day loan move from Monaco over the summer, but has struggled to repay the huge investment in him so far.
A troublesome knee injury – suffered back in January – and calf problems have been niggling worries, and manager Louis van Gaal recently suggested that he’s not fit enough to play 90 minute games at the moment – a claim backed up by James Wilson’s start against Liverpool.
United paid a significant loan fee for Falcao, but a clause is in place to make the deal permanent for around £43m at the end of the season, which is one United are currently reluctant to commit to due to his limited minutes on the field and return of one goal.
But the player himself is keen on staying put, and is eager to prove himself:
“From my point of view, yes [I would like to stay], but obviously I have to analyse the situation, see if I play more and see what decision the board takes,” he is quoted by The Mirror. “But from my point of view, I really want to stay.
“Every footballer wants to play. No-one is happy when they are not playing, when they are on the bench.
“But whenever I am given the opportunity, whether it be for five, 10, 20 or 90 minutes, I have to give my best.”