Rumour: Juventus set their eyes on Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao
Defending Serie A champions and current league leaders Juventus are said to have a turned a keen eye on Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao, according to reports. Falcao arrived at Old Trafford earlier this season after Red Devils agreed to a loan deal with French Ligue 1 side Monaco which cost United £6 million.
Though Manchester United have an option to buy the Colombian forward outright at the end of the season for a fee of £43.4 million, Juventus have been lead to believe that Manchester United will have reservations against spending that amount of cash for the striker.
Radamel Falcao has been a favourite the subject for the gossip mongers ever since his first big appearance on the European stage with Portugues side Porto. A transfer to Atletico Madrid and his success at the Spanish capital made him an even bigger sensation with many touting him to be arguably the world’s best centre forward.
However, many were taken aback by the South American’s choice of signing for Monaco in the summer of 2013 as he left all other European big names grasping at thin air. After an injury-marred season at the principality which eventually led to his exclusion from the Colombian national team selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Falcao joined United in the summer but is yet to really hit his stride with the prolific goal-getter yet to find his niche.
The former FIFA Ballon d'Or nominee has just started 7 games for United in the Premier League and has notched up 3 goals to go along with 3 assists. With the South American yet to provide Ed Woodward and co enough reasons to shell out the huge lump sum for his services, Juventus are quietly preparing a bid for the current Manchester United number nine.
The addition of Falcao will certainly add another dimension to The Grand Old Lady and if he is anywhere back near to his best, it will certainly be an investment that The Italians will not look back with any repentance.