River Plate want to bring Radamel Falcao back to Argentina, the club’s vice-President has revealed in an interview with Fox Sports.
Currently on loan at Manchester United from Monaco, Falcao’s immediate future is far from clear; with the Colombian striker looking a shadow of his former self at Old Trafford this year, it’s highly doubtful that Louis van Gaal will be vouching to keep him on permanently.
Juventus are believed to be interested in taking Falcao on, should United forego the permanent deal, and now it seems that South American clubs fancy their chances, which perhaps speaks of how far Falcao’s star has fallen; a club outside of Europe wouldn’t have even contemplated the notion just a year ago.
River’s VP Matías Patanian told Fox:
‘We dream of bringing back Falcao. The doors are open. It all depends on our sales.’
Falcao signed for River aged just 15, and spent 8 seasons at the Argentine giants, before finally heading to Europe aged 23 to sign for Porto.
It was in the Portuguese league that Falcao exploded into a world class striker, but now aged 29 and clearly feeling the effects of a cruciate injury, his future at the very top end of of football is beginning to look a little bleak.
But a return to River looks like wishful thinking from the Argentine club, for the time being…
(Via So Foot)