Manchester United pulled off one of the coups of the summer when they signed Colombian striking ace Radamel Falcao on a loan deal from AS Monaco. It was thought the permanent move would be a no brainer but actually The Sun understood Manchester United’s board and boss Louis Van Gaal are carefully considering the deal.
The forward began his career with Lanceros Boyaca before moving on to Argentine giants River Plate in 2001. He would played 90 league matches for the club, scoring 34 goals and in July 2009 he earned a big European move to Portuguese outfit Porto. During 2 seasons there he found fine form and in all competitions played 87 matches, netting 72 times and attracting interest from a number of football giants.
Atlético Madrid won the race for his signature for €40m in August 2011. He would settle to life in Spain in some style as he netted 52 goals in just 68 La Liga matches, 70 goals in 91 fixtures in all competitions. At the end of May 2013 AS Monaco of France, full of financial investment, secured Falcao for a massive €60m but his season would be destroyed by a serious knee injury. Falcao played 17 Ligue 1 games, scoring 9 times but his 2013/14 campaign was ended as were his World Cup dreams.
Now the 54 capped Colombian international is at Manchester United but is struggling with injury once again. Despite the £6m loan fee he has only scored once in his 4 Premier League showings and that is why Louis Van Gaal and the club’s hierarchy are thinking of letting him go from Old Trafford at the end of his loan spell.
By Gareth Thomas | November 5th, 2014