Manchester United has announced that Radamel Falcao has joined the club on a one-year loan deal from AS Monaco, with an option to buy at the end of the period.
Falcao, 28, became a Monaco player in 2013 after very successful periods at Atlético Madrid, where he made 91 appearances and scored 70 goals. He became the first player to score a hat-trick in a single-legged UEFA Super Cup.
The Colombian international was also formerly at FC Porto where he made 87 appearances and scored 72 goals.
Falcao said: “I am delighted to be joining Manchester United on loan this season.
“Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top. I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal and contributing to the team’s success at this very exciting period in the club’s history.”
United’s manager added: “I am delighted Radamel has joined us on loan this season. He is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game.
“His appearance-to-goal ratio speaks for itself and when a player of this calibre becomes available it is an opportunity not to be missed.”