EPL Transfer News Now Summer 2014: Radamel Falcao to Man United, Danny Welbeck Joins Arsenal, Micah Ricards Leaves Man City

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United, Danny Welbeck signs with Arsenal, and Micah Ricards leaves Manchester City.

Falcao signed a one year loan deal with Man United from Monaco on transfer deadline day.

“(Falcao) is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game,” United boss Louis van Gaal said.

“His appearance-to-goal ratio speaks for itself and, when a player of this caliber becomes available, it is an opportunity not to be missed.”

Falcao will add another world-class player to striking options that already includes Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

“Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top,” said Falcao.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal signed United striker Danny Welbeck on a five-year contract for a fee of £16 million ($26.4 million).

The 23-year-old England international striker was told he wasn’t wanted at Old Trafford anymore, and managed to secure his move to the Emirates.

Interestingly, the paperwork was processed after the 11:00 p.m. BST transfer deadline time, and Welbeck is now very much a Gunner.

Finally, Man City striker Micah Richards signed a one-year loan deal with Serie A side Fiorentina.

The Italian club will paid £3.5 million ($5.8 million) for the defender.

If the move eventually becomes permanent, Fiorentina will have to pay £4.7 million ($7.8 million) for the English right back.

 

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.