Radamel Falcao faces an uncertain future at Manchester United, but he has refused to say too much about speculation linking him with Juventus.
It was considered one of the coups of the summer when Louis van Gaal added the Colombian international to his squad at Old Trafford, in an initial loan deal with the option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the campaign. However, the 29-year-old has struggled badly in England, and has scored just four goals in 22 appearances.
It is increasingly unlikely the Reds will take up the option to sign Falcao, particularly as his parent club Monaco are demanding over £40million. His agent, though, claims Juventus are willing to offer the player an opportunity to rebuild his reputation as one of the most feared forwards in the world, although the man himself is coy on the link.
After being asked to respond on the comments of his representative Giovanni Branchini about a possible move to Turin, Falcao told Radio Caracol: “Juventus looking for me? They talk a lot, but now I’m focused 100 per cent on Manchester United. Before the end of the season, there are some crucial matches and I hope that this situation will change.”
Prior to his move to France Falcao starred for Atletico Madrid, scoring 70 goals in 91 matches. Despite the affection he has for Los Rojiblancos, it was widely thought last summer that he was eager to join their city rivals Real. And he has again fuelled speculation over a move to the Bernabeu by following the reigning European champions on twitter.
Meanwhile, the striker showed he hasn’t lost his golden touch when he scored twice in Colombia’s 6-0 win over Bahrain on Thursday to take his overall tally to 23 goals for his country. This is just two short of the national record set by Arnoldo Iguaran, and he will have this landmark in his sights when he lines up against Kuwait on Monday.