Manchester United have finally confirmed the loan signing of Radamel Falcao. The 28-year old striker, nicknamed ‘El Tigre’ has joined Manchester United on a one-year loan deal thought to be worth £6million, with an option to buy next summer. Falcao is one of the best out-and-out strikers in world football, and will surely make an instant impact.
Upon signing his contract, Falcao said:
“I am delighted to be joining Manchester United on loan this season. 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.”
Van Gaal added:
“I am delighted Radamel has joined us on loan this season. 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.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 2, 2014