Radamel Falcao has dropped a major hint that he’s ready to walk away from Manchester United this summer, by claiming that needs to find a club where he can play regularly.
The 29-year-old arrived at Old Trafford in a deadline day loan deal from Monaco last summer, and was hailed as one of the signings of the window by many given his prolific spells with Porto and Atletico Madrid before his injury-interrupted season at the Stade Louis II.
However, he’s struggled in the Premier League and has only notched four goals for United, while slipping down Louis van Gaal’s pecking order to the point that he’s competing with rookie James Wilson to be backup to Wayne Rooney and, when fit, Robin van Persie.
Reports have claimed that the club are far from keen to pay the £43m clause to make his loan deal permanent this summer, which has plunged Falcao’s future into major doubt.
And the marksman has now weighed in on the subject of his next move, hinting that he may head away from United in search of game time:
“Obviously I need to find a place where I have continuity and where I can play.” He is quoted by Goal. “I am totally focused on the club. There are eight games left and anything can happen.”
“He [Van Gaal] has to make decisions like any other coach. Regardless of whether they are favourable for me or not, I try to behave in the best way possible, to be professional at all times and to take advantage of the time he gives me. That’s it.
“I know there has been a lot of talk, but I try to distance myself from that. People speculate, but I am good and feeling calm. I just need to play. I can’t let myself get worried, I need to be prepared to take the opportunity when it comes.
“I am happy at the club and with how the fans and my team-mates have treated me. I will keep fighting until the end at Manchester United.”