Agent Jorge Mendes, who represents Manchester United’s on-loan striker Radamel Falcao, admits his client might not stay with United beyond the current season, though he is convinced the Colombia international will be at one of Europe’s biggest clubs next year. United coach Louis van Gaal opted to leave Falcao out of his squad for the 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton on Sunday, citing the need to substitute returning trio Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind as his reason.
Asked if Falcao would be at United next season, the Portuguese super agent replied: “I don’t know. He is a fantastic player, and I think it’s very difficult for Manchester United fans. They have an absolutely brilliant player, one of the very best in the world, who would without any doubt play 90 minutes of the match, every time, with any other club.”
AS Monaco, which owns Falcao’s contract, has placed a fee of more than 40 million euros ($47 million) on the striker despite two serious knee injuries.
“The truth is, right now we don’t know what will happen,” Mendes added. “What we do know is that he will play in one of the very best clubs in the world next season, whether that is Manchester United or not. I am 100 percent sure of that. But you know how football works, we need to wait a little. We’ll see what happens.”