Manchester United have agreed to sign Radamel Falcao from Monaco at the end of his loan spell at the club in a deal worth €56 million permanently.
This deal will only go through if the 20-time EPL champions are satisfied with Falcao’s performances and fitness as the season progresses. It is understood all parties fully expect the deal to be made permanent.
Falcao currently earns €305,000 per week, and United have agreed and signed paperwork on the same terms should the switch materialise next summer.
Falcao’s agent, Jorge Mendes, revealed that his client has also expressed interest to stay at the club beyond this season.
The loan deal allows the van Gaal-led team assess Falcao’s form and fitness after the serious knee injury that ruled him out for the second half of last season and caused him to miss the World Cup.
Falcao has scored one goal in five Premier League appearances for United but missed Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea after sustaining an injury in training last week.
Juventus managing director has claimed this week that Falcao came close to joining the Italian champions in the summer before United stepped in with a better offer.
\”We were following him and there was contact,\” Marotta told RAI. \”We were very close to [signing] Falcao and the player preferred Italy and our colours, but then United came forward and they have much more spending power than we do so the deal broke down.\” goal
United paid roughly €76m for Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera at the start of the summer, broke the British transfer record with a €76.3m move for Angel Di Maria and spent a further €44m on Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind after suffering a rocky start to the Premier League season in August.