An agreement for Manchester United to sign Radamel Falcao for another year could be used as part of a new deal for David de Gea in order to sweeten the contract for his agent Jorge Mendes, reports the Manchester Evening News.
The Colombian striker and Spanish goalkeeper are both represented by Mendes and any agreement including Falcao could be a deal sweetener to help push through a new contract for De Gea.
While De Gea faces an uncertain Man United future thanks to the fact he has grown into one of the world’s best players in his position, Falcao faces an uncertain one because he has been extremely poor up front for United and it would certainly be a risk to sign him next year, even if it was on a temporary deal once again.
Players’ agents are progressively becoming more influential in modern day football and United being effectively coerced into a Falcao agreement would be a prime example of that.
That being said, if Louis van Gaal wants to take a risk on Falcao and sign in him in the summer then he will. Other than that, it’s surely unlikely United’s boss will be forced into any deal he doesn’t want to do, no matter what pressure is being exerted on him.