Fiji Time: 4:52 PM on Saturday 25 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Move 'a dream'

Afp
Thursday, September 04, 2014

LONDON - Colombian striker Radamel Falcao said that he had fulfilled "a dream" after completing a loan move to Manchester United from Monaco in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

"For me, it was a dream to play in the Premier League," he told MUTV.

"I always wanted to be here because this league is very good, it has very good teams, and Manchester United is the best team in England. Everything is perfect for me."

The 28-year-old centre-forward flew in to Manchester to undergo a medical examination late on Monday, with United confirming the deal had gone through some two-and-a-half hours after the transfer deadline had passed.

United are thought to have paid Monaco about 10 million euros ($A15 million) to secure Falcao's services for the season, with an option to make the deal permanent for another 55 million euros.

Captain Wayne Rooney has given Falcao's arrival his seal of approval, despite the fact the former Atletico Madrid striker will increase the competition for places in attack.

"I don't know how Falcao's arrival could affect my role. You'll have to ask (manager) Louis van Gaal," he said on Wednesday.

"I think it is a fantastic signing. He is one of the best players in the world. It is a real show of intent by Manchester United."

With Falcao, Angel di Maria, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind arriving during the close season, United allowed several players to leave the club.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64440.6254
JPY 55.991852.9918
GBP 0.39020.3822
EUR 0.46380.4518
NZD 0.68630.6533
AUD 0.63990.6149
USD 0.49320.4762

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. School girl, 14, dies
  2. Bravery medal for boy, 6
  3. No funding for religion, dance halls
  4. Poll pick
  5. Brutality claims raise ire of party
  6. Former Fiji rugby rep laid to rest
  7. 7s resurgence
  8. 112 taxi permits in west terminated
  9. Political leaders content with Tebbutt-Times poll
  10. One illegal vehicle query

Top Stories this Week

  1. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  2. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  3. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  4. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  5. School girl, 14, dies Saturday (25 Feb)
  6. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  7. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  8. Nightmare continues for elderly woman Monday (20 Feb)
  9. Locally owned health centre begins operation Friday (24 Feb)
  10. Teenager laid to rest Monday (20 Feb)