Manchester United have not seen the best of Falcao’s former ferocious forward threat and look unlikely to make his move permanent next season
As Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by rivals Arsenal in their final home game of the season at Old Trafford, on-loan frontman Radamel Falcao departed proceedings in a disappointed manner. With his shoulders slumped the Colombian made way for Robin van Persie and appeared to wave farewell to the onlooking Red Devils faithful.
While most United fans would actually prefer to see the Monaco marksman remain at the Theatre of Dreams and prove his credentials, having so far failed to live up to his past ferocious form, the club are seemingly unlikely to fork out the reported £40m or above permanent price.
Falcao is, therefore, 5/1 with Sky Bet to be a United player after the summer transfer window and 2/1 to still remain as a Monaco striker, following such an unsuccessful loan spell with Louis van Gaal’s men.
Colombia’s second highest ever international goalscorer incredibly arrived at Old Trafford as one of Europe’s most prolific hitmen, having earned a big-money move to Ligue 1 after superb stints with both Portuguese giants Porto and La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid.
However, despite firing himself towards a rampant reputation and his transfer causing jubilation among the United faithful, Falcao has failed to live up to the hype, underwhelmingly striking only four Premier League goals against Everton, Aston Villa, Stoke City and, most recently, Leicester City in January.
Odds of 4/1 can be taken up with Sky Bet for Falcao to make a return TO former employers Atletico in the summer, with Diego Simeone aiming to boost his strikeforce to help win back the Spanish league crown from champions Barcelona next term.
Although, Falcao’s mammoth price-tag is sure to put potential suitors off such bids, especially with the former Porto poacher suffering from the worst goalscoring campaign of his career in Europe at Old Trafford.
For some teams, though, money is no barrier, with French champions PSG 5/1 with Sky Bet to secure his services for next season and fellow wealth-bearers Real Madrid available at the same odds to lure Falcao to the Bernabeu.
Outsiders for Falcao’s services next term Arsenal (16/1), Liverpool (16/1) and Premier League victors Chelsea (20/1) are unlikely destinations for the under-performing United forward.
Betting tip: Falcao to be a Monaco player next season @ 2/1 with Sky Bet