Manchester United Set To Put £43m Striker Signing On Hold

Red Devils stalling on potential signing.

Manchester United want to put a deal to sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis on hold for the next couple of months as the Colombian striker needs to prove his fitness, according to the Daily Mirror.

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The 28-year-old, currently on a season-long loan at Old Trafford from AS Monaco, can make the switch to United permanent if the Red Devils pay up a big-money fee of £43m, which had looked the likeliest outcome at the start of the season.

However, Falcao has not settled quickly into life in the Premier League, with injury problems seemingly holding him back as the club consider putting the deal on hold for the time being.

Falcao missed much of last season with a knee injury and looks set for a spell on the sidelines now, having only scored one goal for United since his move from Monaco in the summer.

Louis van Gaal’s side could do with more upfront after some inconsistent form from Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie as well, while strikers Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez both left the club in the summer as well, albeit the latter only on loan to Real Madrid.

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