Radamel Falcao reveals he rejected a Champions League club to join Manchester United on loan from AS Monaco

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao joined Manchester United on loan from AS Monaco on transfer deadline day, but could he have gone somewhere else?

Radamel Falcao has revealed that he rejected a club in the Champions League to join Manchester United.

The Colombia international striker moved to the Red Devils on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day from AS Monaco.

United reportedly paid the Ligue 1 club a loan fee of £6 million and have the option to sign Falcao on a permanent basis.

Falcao is one of the best strikers in the world and was reportedly on the radar of a number of top European clubs in the summer.

Last season’s Champions League winners Real Madrid, Italian giants Juventus and Premier League champions Manchester City were all reported to be interested in his services when it became clear in the final days of the transfer window that he was available.

City in particular were believed to be keen on the 28-year-old, but Falcao eventually moved to United.

The former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid star has now revealed that he rejected a club in the Champions League to sign for United.

‘I want to play in the Champions League, but I refused another club for this’, he told Sky Sports. When asked to name the club, Falcao smiled and simply said: ‘Some club’.

Falcao has also confirmed his intention to make his loan move to United permanent and said: ‘Yes, I will fight to stay here. I want to make my mark here. I want to become a legend for this club’.

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