It’s an open secret that barring some act of God, Manchester United will not exercise their option to sign Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco at the end of the season.
The Colombian hitman joined Man United on a one-year loan deal, however Falcao has struggled to make at impact at Old Trafford, and his massive wage demands mean the Red Devils have no interest in signing the star on a full-time basis.
According to French daily L’Equipe, Man United needed to shell out €55m to sign Falcao permanently, while the year long loan deal cost the Red Devils €15m.
So what does the future hold for Falcao?
That issue is picked up by L’Equipe today, where the option of returning to Monaco is chewed over.
L’Equipe claim it’s “not impossible” that Falcao could go back to his parent club, however they doubt that will actually happen.
The negatives to Monaco reclaiming Falcao is that the club now believe the player’s wages are too high, while the player reportedly believes the club has brought him bad luck following a terrible injury he suffered at the start of 2014 which kept him out of the World Cup.
See the front cover and inside story on Falcao’s unlikely return to Monaco in L’Equipe above and below.