Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014

Manchester United have announced that they have signed Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal from Monaco, with an option to buy.

The loan fee is reported to be around €10m and the Red Devils have the option of making the deal permanent next summer for a transfer fee of around €55m.

Falcao arrived in Manchester yesterday to undergo a medical before signing on the dotted line with Manchester United, but the deal took until late into the night to complete.

The Colombian striker joined Monaco last summer from Atletico Madrid, but a cruciate ligament injury allowed him to make only 22 appearances for the club.

The injury also prevented him from participating in the World Cup but the player has recovered and is expected to make his debut for the 20-time English champions against Queens Park Rangers.  


Manchester United announced: "Manchester United is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a one-year loan from Monaco with an option to buy."

And boss Louis van Gaal commented: "When a player of Falcao's calibre becomes available it's an opportunity not to be missed."

As Falcao arrives, Danny Welbeck departs, with the striker having headed to Arsenal on a permanent deal for £16m.

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