Manchester United are set to complete the signing of Columbian striker Radamel Falcao on a season long loan deal with a view to buy. The Monaco striker has been heavily linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and even Arsenal throughout the summer.
His short-term future seems to lie with Manchester United, it seems. The club will pay all of his wages, which amounts to around a figure of £12,000,000 being paid to the striker for a season of service (£200,000 a week)
Falcao hasn’t played for nearly 10 months after a cruciate ligament injury ruled him out for a long period of time at the beginning of last season. The striker was in late contention to play at the World Cup but wasn’t risked by Jose Pekerman.
Wherever he has played he has scored goals. 72 goals in 87 games at Porto, 70 goals in 91 games at Athletico Madrid and 13 goals in 22 games at Monaco leaves the striker with a goals per game average of 0.74 (that’s about 3.5 goals every 5 games)
Not necessarily the answer to Manchester United’s defensive problems, but a fantastic addition nonetheless. We may finish 7th again this year, but it will be far more entertaining this time around.