Juventus reveal desire to sign Radamel Falcao but admit wages stumbling block

by Ben Topliss

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta would love to sign Radamel Falcao in the summer but admits his substantial wages are beyond what the Serie A side could afford.

Falcao is currently on a season long loan at Manchester United but after an indifferent year, there is not much chance Louis van Gaal will take a risk and sign him on a permanent deal. Therefore, he is likely to be available to potential suitors.

Although Marotta admits Paulo Dybala and Edinson Cavani are two players on Juventus’ list, he feels Falcao is simply out their price range.

“Falcao is a Monaco player on loan at Manchester United and his wages are substantial and beyond our means,” Marotta said.

“It’s utopian to imagine him in a Juventus shirt.”

While Falcao’s current wages are not known for certain, reports from when he signed suggested the Colombian was going to earn more than £200,000 a week at Man United, so it might not come as too much of a surprise to hear that Juventus are unwilling to pay that.

The fact of the matter is that only a select few clubs in the world are able to offer players those sorts of wages but after the season has had, Falcao doesn’t really justify that sort of money and may well have to take a pay cut wherever he ends up next season.
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