Falcao Joins Man Utd On Loan

Falcao
Falcao
Falcao’s loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as Premier League summer spending hit a record £835m. The Colombian striker’s £6m switch, Daley Blind’s £13.8m move to United and their sale of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal for £16m helped set the new landmark. Overall deadline day spending was down £55m to £85m compared to 2013. But earlier deals, such as United’s £59.7m British record signing of Angel Di Maria, contributed to the record. Financial analysts Deloitte said Louis van Gaal’s near £150m spree was the highest gross transfer spend in a single window by any club. On deadline day, most of the major transfers were announced after the 23:00 BST cut-off – with clubs given an hour’s grace to finish deals they had started. Falcao’s surprise move was announced at 01:30 BST, 32 minutes after Welbeck’s move was confirmed. Manchester City revealed Alvaro Negredo had been sent on loan to Valencia at 23:28 BST. City also allowed England international Micah Richards to go on loan to Italian side Fiorentina, with United striker Javier Hernandez going on loan to Real Madrid. Hull were the busiest Premier League side on transfer deadline day, signing four players, including Palermo striker Abel Hernandez for a reported club-record £10m and Premier League trio Hatem Ben Arfa, Gaston Ramirez and Mo Diame. Crystal Palace broke their club record to sign £7m Wigan midfielder James McArthur. Premier League spending has been boosted by a £3bn television deal – 70% higher than the last contract – that is entering its second year. The previous record of £630m – set last summer – was broken this year on 14 August, before a ball had been kicked in the Premier League. Other key Premier League transfer window stats, provided by Deloitte, include:
  • Clubs in the Champions League contributed 40% (342m) of the total spend.
  • £530m went to clubs overseas. This was up from £490m last year but is down as a proportion of total spend from 78% to 63%.
  • £60m was spent on Football League players.
  • Premier League total spending is more than La Liga (£425m), Serie A (£260m) and Ligue 1 (£100m) combined. A total of £250m was spent in the Bundesliga.
  Three of the busiest clubs this summer did not sign players on deadline day. Liverpool have spent £117m since the end of the season, Chelsea £91.3m, and Manchester City £50m. Arsenal’s signing of Welbeck took their summer transfers to £82m. Southampton’s total was £74.9m, although they did sell £92m worth of players.   Here Is The Transfer List Shinji Kagawa Man U –Borussia Dortmund) undisclosed 1:33 – James McArthur [Wigan Athletic – Crystal Palace] £7m 21:30 – Ryan Cresswell [Fleetwood – Northampton] Undisclosed 21:14 – Ryo Miyaichi [Arsenal – FC Twente] Loan 21:14 – Ignasi Miquel [Arsenal – Norwich] Undisclosed 21:02 – Alex Kacaniklic [Fulham – Copenhagen] Loan 21:02 – Ryan Bird [Portsmouth – Cambridge] Free 20:52 – Sam Clucas [Mansfield – Chesterfield] Undisclosed 20:43 – William Kvist [Stuttgart – Wigan] Free 20:35 – Zeki Fryers [Tottenham – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed 20:20 – Betinho [Sporting Lisbon – Brentford] Loan 19:46 – Daley Blind [Ajax – Man Utd] £13.8m 19:29 – Bruno Ecuele Manga [Lorient – Cardiff] Fee in excess of £5m 19:27 – Saphir Taider [Inter Milan – Sassuolo] Loan 19:15 – Ricardo Alvarez [Inter Milan – Sunderland] Loan 18:51 – Mohamed Diame [West Ham – Hull] Undisclosed 18:36 – Andy Procter [Bury – Accrington] Free 18:30 – Sebastian Coates [Liverpool – Sunderland] Loan 18:30 – Jack O’Connell [Blackburn – Rochdale] Loan 17:45 – Andrew Surman [Norwich – Bournemouth] Undisclosed 17:37 – Brian Montenegro [Nacional – Leeds] Loan 17:34 – Lewis Holtby [Tottenham – Hamburg] Loan 17:30 – George Donnelly [Rochdale – Tranmere] Undisclosed 17:26 – Benjamin Stambouli [Montpellier – Tottenham] Undisclosed 17:08 – Royston Drenthe [Reading – Sheff Wed] Loan 17:00 – Ryan Watson [Leicester – Northampton] Loan 17:00 – Jose Canas [Swansea – Espanyol] Free 16:22 – Achille Campion [Norrby IF – Port Vale] Loan 15:58 – Abel Hernandez [Palermo – Hull City] £10m 15:46 – Nathaniel Chalobah [Chelsea – Burnley] Loan 15:01 – Alex Nicholls [Northampton – Exeter] Loan 15:00 – Jonathan Obika [Tottenham – Swindon] Undisclosed 14:54 – Alex Bray [Swansea – Plymouth] Loan 14:45 – Andy Delort [FC Tours – Wigan] Undisclosed 14:21 – Holmbert Fridjonsson [Celtic – Brondy] Loan 14:16 – Adam Forshaw [Brentford – Wigan] Undisclosed 14:16 – Vitalijs Maksimenko [Brighton – VVV-Venlo] Loan 14:08 – Jelle Vossen [Genk – Middlesbrough] Loan 13:58 – Jordan Cranston [Nuneaton – Notts County] Free 13:56 – Michael Gardyne [Dundee United – Ross County] Loan 13:52 – Dylan McGeouch [Celtic – Hibernian] Loan 13:38 – Nathan Eccleston [Coventry – Partick Thistle] Free 13:20 – Javier Hernandez [Man Utd – Real Madrid] Loan 13:08 – Jack Price [Wolves – Yeovil] Loan 13:00 – Stuart Beavon [Preston – Burton] Undisclosed 12:58 – Marco van Ginkel [Chelsea – AC Milan] Loan 12:37 – Modu Barrow [Ostersunds – Swansea] Undisclosed 11:55 – Tom Koblenz [Hoffenheim – Derby] Free 11:30 – Shane Duffy [Everton – Blackburn Rovers] Undisclosed 11:24 – George Boyd [Hull – Burnley] £3m 10:59 – Yanic Wildschut [Heerenveen – Middlesbrough] Undisclosed 10:13 – Karim El Ahmadi [Aston Villa – Feyenoord] Undisclosed
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