United hamstrung by players’ representation; super-agent Jorge Mendes.
Manchester United are being put under pressure to sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis if they want to extend David de Gea’s contract.
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The two players share the same representation, Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes, and the Daily Telegraph report that the Old Trafford hierarchy are being put under pressure to sign off on a permanent deal for Falcao before Mendes will allow them to accelerate contract extension talks with de Gea.
The Red Devils are said to have agreed a £43.2 million fee with Falcao’s parent club AS Monaco, with personal terms already arranged, however the deal still needs to be ratified by Louis van Gaal.
The United boss has yet to be convinced signing him permanently would be the best move for the club with the 28 year old Colombian scoring just three goals since his loan move four months ago.
However, Falcao’s camp feel if the club want to sign him a deal should agreed and announced for the striker this month to end the uncertainty over his Premier League future.
De Gea meanwhile has just 18 months left on his contract and there has been a slurry of speculation linking him with Real Madrid, who are on the lookout for a long-term replacement to Iker Casillas.
United remain hopeful their number one will sign an extension to his current deal as they have presented him with a lucrative offer but may be left sweating by the tactics of Mendes until the future of Falcao comes a little clearer.