Radamel Falcao may have provided the strongest hint yet about finally leaving Manchester United at the end of this season after the Colombian followed Ream Madrid in Twitter. Before it turned into a controversy, he quickly unfollowed it.
Falcao signed for Manchester United at the deadline day of last summer in a lucrative loan deal. Due to the lengthy injury he suffered during his time with Monaco at the beginning of last year, Falcao initially found it tough to get into his match rhythm.
However, as time wore on, the Colombian started to find regular first action. May it be a starting berth or a substitute appearance, he became an integral part of Louis van Gaal’s mysterious philosophy. But, his poor record of scoring just the four goals in 22 games has lost the Dutchman’s faith in him and he is unlikely to trigger his reported 43.2 million buyout clause.
Falcao is yet to start a game for United after being replaced against Sunderland at the end of last month. In that period he has just managed two substitute appearances and has been an unused sub against Newcastle United and Arsenal in the FA cup quarter final defeat.
Also with Van Gaal now playing just the one striker, Wayne Rooney, the Colombian’s chance has further depleted. Apart from that with the injured Robin Van Persie ready to be back, Falcao chances of first team action may take a further hit.
Hence, with the rumours of him moving away from United at the end of the season never seems to vanish, Falcao has offered more fuel to the speculation by following Ream Madrid in Twitter. He has since unfollowed the Spanish outfit, but there was sufficient time for several users to take a screenshot of his activity.
It is not clear whether this means Falcao will join Real Madrid in the summer. However, due to the Mardid connection with his agent Jorge Mendes, who is also the agent of Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Fabio Coentrao and Pepe, the possibility of him moving to the Spanish capital may still be possible.
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