The Colombian striker joined United on a season-long loan deal, despite his hefty £50million-plus price tag from just 15 months prior. United allegedly wanted to make a £3.5m bonus conditional on the club finishing in the top four in Louis van Gaal’s first season, the reported. However, LFP rules don’t allow such performance bonuses. It was claimed by *Football Leaks* that United agreed to two different contracts – one for Falcao’s loan for around £5million, and another for a friendly match between the two clubs, costing United £3.5million.
The only condition was that United had to finish in the top four. But it’s alleged that if the friendly didn’t happen, United still had to pay Monaco £3.5m. You can cancel the membership anytime. Boost auto-renews after your 7 day free trial at £6 a month, unless cancelled.
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Falcao, meanwhile, flopped at Old Trafford, scoring just four times in 29 appearances across all competitions. Falcao’s best years were spent earlier in his career with Porto and Atletico Madrid, while he did eventually rediscover his touch in front of goal back at Monaco between 2016 and 2019.