01/09/2014 21:32 BST | Updated 01/09/2014 22:59 BST

Radamel Falcao Completes Manchester United Loan Deal

Radamel Falcao has completed a season-long loan move to Manchester United from Monaco in what could be remembered as one of the biggest transfer deadline day coups in recent years.

Falcao, 28, passed his medical on Monday night and United completed the deal after receiving an extension from the Premier League. The Reds have an option to buy the former Atlético Madrid striker.

The Colombia international said: “I am delighted to be joining Manchester United on loan this season. Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top. I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal and contributing to the team’s success at this very exciting period in the club’s history.”

Van Gaal said: “I am delighted Radamel has joined us on loan this season. He is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game. His appearance-to-goal ratio speaks for itself and, when a player of this calibre becomes available, it is an opportunity not to be missed.”