United ‘Guarantee’ Falcao’s Signature After Paying Small Up-Front Fee?

By on April 10, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, have Man Utd put down a deposit for Radamel Falcao?

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Manchester United have joined the chase to sign Radamel Falcao and may already have ‘guaranteed’ his signature by paying Atletico Madrid a small deposit, according to talkSPORT.

The Colombian hitman has become one of the most highly-rated strikers in the world since joining Atletico from Porto in 2011, scoring 64 goals in 83 games so far to help the Spaniards lift the Europa League last season and push Real Madrid for 2nd spot in La Liga this campaign.

talkSPORT claim Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old in recent months but it seems run-away league leaders Manchester United are now firm favourites to bring Falcao to the Premier League this summer.

A report from Marca suggests that Old Trafford is now Falcao’s most likely destination at the end of the season with sources from inside both Atletico and United telling the Spanish publication that the champions-elect have already ‘guaranteed’ the strikers signature after putting down a small deposit ahead of a summer move – much like they did when they signed goalkeeper David De Gea from Atletico in 2011.

The report claims Sir Alex Ferguson won’t match Falcao’s €60m buy-out clause but talkSPORT suggest United will pay in the region of £43m to bring the deadly striker to Old Trafford this summer.

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If these reports are accurate, it would be a stunning coup for United to beat Chelsea and land arguably the most sought-after striker in Europe. How the Colombian would fit in to an attack that already boasts Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney is one for Sir Alex to worry about, but no doubt it would be a mouth-watering prospect for United fans.

Would United fans like to see Falcao signed this summer? Do United need him? How would Chelsea fans feel if they miss out? Get involved in the comments section below.

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37 Comments

  1. Junior

    April 11, 2013 at 11:47 am

    just waiting to c him in a red colour.up man u

  2. Musa kamara

    April 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I am very happy of falco playing with rooney, v. Persie and kagawa. Falco is one of the big striker in the world so we the united fans welcome him at old traford.

  3. Virg

    April 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Wot a joke,as if athletico will let him go to utd for less than his buy out clause when there are clubs willing to almost double his offer,eg.psg,man city,chelsea,anzhi etc,

  4. samuel

    April 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    falcao is a good prospect, but the midfield need some reinforcements. man u needs creative midfielders because Kagawa is playing almost like a striker. we are losing a lot of balls in midfield. Gigs is like a grand father of players on the pitch he cannot perform as he used to in his days.

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