Old Trafford side agree terms on move to make loan signing permanent.
Man United have agreed to pay £44m to sign AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis according to Goal.com.
The 28 year old Colombian is currently on loan at the Old Trafford side and has been a moderate success to date, grabbing one goal and two assists in five Premier League appearances, and a permanent switch will also see the south American retain his current £240k a week salary.
Falcao’s arrival led to the departure of Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, albeit the Mexican only moving to Real Madrid on an initial temporary deal, as Louis van Gaal sought to re-shuffle his Man United attack.
Radamel Falcao has scored regularly wherever he has pitched up and Louis van Gaal will expect the powerful forward to do likewise in the English top tier, even though thus far this hasn’t proven the case.
FC Porto brought Falcao to Europe in July 2009 and he went on to net 72 goals in 87 appearances before he moved to the Vicente Calderon and grabbed 70 goals in 91 appearances with Atletico Madrid before securing a big money move to Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.
Falcao managed 11 goals in 19 matches with the principality side before he was sidelined with a knee injury that ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup finals.