Radamel Falcao is almost surely set to leave Old Trafford in the summer. The Colombian’s loan move from Monaco has been an absolutely dreadful experience. Now, the striker’s former agent Silvano Espindola has revealed that the player is so distressed that he often cries over the phone while discussing his Old Trafford nightmare. Falcao has been appearing for the U21’s of late after failing to play for the senior side on a regular basis. But Espindola has said that his former client is sceptical and scared of doing that, as he fears an injury.
In an interview to AS Colombia, Espindola said, ‘We speak a lot. I am not going to tell you that he feels happy because he isn’t. We speak many times, and we cry together.
‘It is not an easy situation because every player wants to play and every goalscorer wants to score goals, it’s what’s normal.
‘While on his way to the ground to play that match with the youth team he called me. We talked for about 20 minutes while he arrived at the stadium and he told me “something like this had never happened to me – I don’t know how to handle the situation, I feel weird!”
‘He was a little fearful because he is afraid of those matches with the youth teams and of the second and third divisions. In those categories they are used to whacking and going in hard. That was how they injured him in France, with a team from the fourth division.’
Falcao has scored just four goals in all competitions since his loan move in the summer, and it is therefore that the Red Devils will pay the huge fee of £43 million to make his stay permanent.
While there will be several takers for one of the most clinical strikers in Europe, there is no doubt that Falcao’s brand value has fallen drastically in the last one year. He suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury towards the end of last season and subsequently missed the World Cup finals in Brazil.