Manchester United new manager Louis van Gaal said on Saturday that by the end of business on Monday that he would add the players he needed to make the Red Devils a contender again.
With the help on an open checkbook from the team owners, the Glazer family, (who also own the Tampa Bay Bucs) Van Gaal, has done much of what he set out to do.
Manchester United has agreed to a loan deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, subject to a medical and terms.
The Colombia international, which cost Monaco 60 million euros last summer. He is set to join Manchester United according to multiple media outlets.
Falcao had also been a target of Real Madrid, as well as Arsenal and Manchester City but in the end it was Manchester United that landed the talented young striker.
His arrival will be one of two transfers United are expected to complete on deadline day. The first one came this morning when Daley Blind signed a four-year contract at Old Trafford after agreeing to a £14million fee with his old club Ajax.
“It is a real honor to sign for Manchester United,” the new Manchester United signing told the club’s website.
“I have been at Ajax since I was seven years old and I will always have very fond memories of the club and of my time there.
“Louis van Gaal is a tremendously talented coach, I have worked with him at Ajax and also for the Netherlands national team and I cannot wait to work with him at the biggest club in the world.”
The Glazers checkbook is smoking after the other Red Devil additions of Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo and Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria.
But now Van Gaal has the team the way he wants them and we will see if the over $200 million spent on new players will get Manchester United back in contention at the top of the table.