Monday 1 September 2014


The Colombian arrived at Manchester airport minutes ago and will be on his way to Carrington to undergo a medical.
Manchester United complete loan move for Colombian striker
Falcao has scored 20 goals in 51 international appearances for Colombia
Striker also scored 52 goals in 68 games for Atletico Madrid whilst in Spain

'Falcao's signing is some statement of intent by United, and it's some financial commitment for a loan deal.

'Apart from the loan fee, the Colombia striker's wage is an area of interest. As reported here, it's £200,000 a week. But, and it's a big but, is that net or gross?

'Juventus did their utmost to tie him up on a season-long loan and negotiated long and hard with Monaco, in an attempt to get them to pay part of his sky-high earnings.

'Monaco refused to play ball, and Juve gave up in despair, claiming they couldn't afford a wage bill of 12 million euros NET.

'Such was Falcao's eagerness to test himself in a more challenging environment, however, that he evidently indicated a willingness to lower his sights financially to escape surroundings that may be palatial but hardly rank as a football hotbed.

'It is to be assumed he dropped them significantly, since figures here are generally quoted before stoppages.'

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