Manchester United have pulled off a stunning transfer deal on deadline day after it was confirmed the struggling English Premier League side are to signed Monaco’s Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan.
Arguably one of the world’s best strikers, Colombian international Falcao will join the Red Devils in a deal worth 10 million euros for this campaign.
United also have an option to buy the striker for 55m euros at the end of the loan spell.
Falcao previously played for Portuguese side Porto, Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Ligue One side Monaco for whom he scored 11 goals in 20 appearances.
As Falcao makes his way to the Theatre of Dreams Javier Hernandez leaves after joining European champions Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
Like United with Falcao, Real have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the loan spell.
26-year-old Chicharito scored 20 goals in his debut season with United in 2010 and has gone on to score 59 times in 154 league appearances, most of those however were as a substitute.
He is expected to make his La Liga debut when Real travel to Deportivo La Coruna on 20 September.