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Manchester United have finally sealed a £6m season-long loan signing of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian will earn a reported salary of £190,000 a week which would cost the club at least £16m for one year; United have an option of buying him permanently next season. 

Around 6pm last evening, Falcao arrived at the club’s training ground, where he undertook a medical and discussed personal terms.

BwfO5XYIAAAeeFl PHOTO: Radamel Falcao holding the Manchester United shirt

“I am delighted Radamel has joined us on loan this season,” United’s manager, Louis van Gaal, told the club’s website.

“He is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game. His appearance-to-goal ratio speaks for itself and, when a player of this calibre becomes available, it is an opportunity not to be missed.”

The Guardian notes that since the player enjoyed a tax-free salary in Monaco, while United have denied to match his net take-home of £10m a year; it could be possible that Monaco agreed to pay the 50% tax  so that the striker doesn’t suffer any lost earnings. 

His arrival at the Old Trafford saw two strikers, Danny Welbeck (permanent move to Arsenal) and Javier Hernandez (loan move to Real Madrid) departing from Manchester United.

“I am delighted to be joining Manchester United on loan this season,” Falcao said.

“Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top. I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal and contributing to the team’s success at this very exciting period in the club’s history.”

Comments (21)

  1. what a last min chance that we grab this lithal goal scoring matchine..juve can now keep there arturo vidal since we’ve got #delay blind

  2. Good signing for us. Rooney and RVP will be forced to show their best and I believe he will get us not only in the champions league but pushing for the title with chelsea. Great job by Woodward.

  3. Another reason to get excited even after a dismal start. Welcome radamel!

  4. Am impress with utd this time around,infact edwood is trying.he bought felani,mata,rojo,saw,herrera,di maria and blind and he secured a long lone of falcao indeed he is the best even much more than david gill.hope we sign strootman and koke next year january..one love utd

  5. He is fit(falcao ) for number nine of utd.

  6. They said we don’t have money n couldn’t sign a chicken But here we are with Falcao!!!!!! Holla MUTD faithfuls!!!!!!!” Glory” glory” glory” man United the Angels marching On!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Now is the time to knw who got the money. What a deal for united. Fell out of my couch once the deal was announced. Glory Glory Manutd. I can now say, let the battle begins.

  8. bring on chelsea, arsenal, liverpool,man city…etc.***falcao will kill them all***de league has just begun…hala man u.

  9. Heheheheeeh….Manu the team heart of europe, fulkers can now see why we are the theather of dream! No champions league yet top player are stil coming. Thanks RVG….glory glory glory di angel is matching us 2 d top. Were d fulk are city and chelsea??heheheh pass d ball let d game beging. Manu til I d.I.e

  10. nice one @ L V G

    but it would have been better if you had signed de jong or strootman or even koke. than putting all your hope in that VIDAL

  11. That’s really gud news 4 all Man united fans, this is what it means to be the World’s biggest club,and not rhetoric. Thanks to LVG and Ed please continue with the gudworks.

  12. Glory! glory!! Glory!!! Falcao is a great addition.Woodwd good job. United let go for wht blngs to us.

  13. Let the battle beings…we now got shaw,herera,di maria,blind,rojo and the almighty FALCAO

  14. Thanks for all the good singings now united can go back to the top and hopefully we can sign stootman in january glory glory man united

  15. Good news the signing of falcao shows our intent for title so we are ready for epl city,cfc,afc,all top 4 club should be ready 4 trouble fuck them all glory, glory,manutd the glory days is back.

  16. Its hilarious but very real, nt in champions league but stil has de guts to click mouth watering deals, jux take a look at Angel Di Maria, whom at ist said he wanted champions league football now in old trafford, now its falcao a prolific striker in old trafford, its very hilarious but stil its all done deals, Kudos to LUIS VAN GAAL, U realy de CHOSEN ONE. I love man

  17. T capture of Rademel Falcao is an intent statement that Man Utd has the money to spend. The money spent is a wise one in ithe right direction that will return the club to its rightfulin the EPL.

  18. Bt LVG needs to change this furking formation to 4 4 2 so that fal vp will be in the front while di maria mata rooney hereral in the middle while jones blind, rojo or luk and rafel or valencia at defence our must reliable de at the post,with dis formation man u will be at the top 4 next season,united 4 life

  19. all the new signings are good for us (man.united)….now make sure strootan, koke, cuadrado and vidal are signed the next transfer in January….GLORY MAN.UNITED we are the best of all… <3 <3 <3

  20. I’m delighted with this transfer thank you lvg and woodward now i would really like this formation 4-3-3 such as: De gea, Rojo, Blacket, J.evans, Shaw, Mata, Jones, Herrerer, Di maria, Falcao, Rooney all of them they will beat any team i swear please van gaal!!!

  21. The fact that city,chelsea and real madrid did not want falcao speaks to the fact that he has not played a competitive game for 6 months.He is now in the toughest league in world football hope he succeeds thou always liked these strikers from porto with these amazing goals to games ratio.Theater of dreams keep dreaming try looking to next season and be realistic and be glad you haven`t played a top team yet.