Radamel Falcao (left) becomes the latest edition to Louis van Gaal's new-look United.
Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) -
Manchester United secured the services of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan on Monday in a deal that is worth around $9 million.
The Colombia international was a target of a number of teams in recent days, including Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal. But instead he becomes the latest edition to Louis van Gaal's new-look United side along with fellow new arrivals Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and record signing Angel Di Maria.
Falcao's arrival also paved the way for Javier Hernandez to move to Real Madrid on loan on Monday.
The 28-year-old Falcao missed out on the World Cup for Colombia this summer because of a cruciate ligament injury, but he brings with him a prolific scoring record to Old Trafford that includes 70 goals in 91 games for Atletico Madrid and 72 goals in 87 fixtures for FC Porto prior to his arrival in Spain.