Fiji Time: 2:34 PM on Monday 31 August

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 0.62100.6020
JPY 57.730954.7309
GBP 0.30440.2964
EUR 0.42040.4084
NZD 0.73260.6996
AUD 0.65960.6346
USD 0.47190.4549

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Leaders hit back at PM
  2. Fear of losing iTaukei language
  3. 43 on radar
  4. Task at hand
  5. New ride at Sugar Festival
  6. Firewalkers end 10-day prayers
  7. Talks to divest government shares
  8. Festival rakes in dollars
  9. 756 victims of violence
  10. FSC adopts change to cane delivery sequence

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  4. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  5. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  6. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  7. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  9. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  10. Naqelevuki in doubt Wednesday (26 Aug)