02 Sep 2014 14:38:14
Quick question for Ed002

Ive seen reports saying falcao is actually with us permanently but for ffp we are classing the first year as a loan?is there any truth in this?

{Ed002's Note - No but there is an option to buy after a year.}

1.) 02 Sep 2014
Has a price been agreed at which we can purchase him at?


{Ed002's Note - Yes Calvin but it is of little consequence as it would likely be up for negotiation next year if Manchester United were to buy him.}

2.) 02 Sep 2014
Hope we don't buy him after the loan. He'll be 29 once the loan is over and that is the same age RVP was when we bought him. We need somebody who's like 24-26.

3.) 02 Sep 2014

the difference is falcao is prob the best goal scorer in the world

4.) 02 Sep 2014
I think everything is agreed for us to sign him permanently at the end of the season if he has a good season. His agent has reportedly said it is a permanent move and when they asked Falcao if he had a message for the fans he said 'I hope I can give them a lot of happiness, goals and titles'. To me that sounds like he intends to stay for more than this season considering he said titles, it can also be put down to him not speaking very good english lol, I guess we'll find out come the end of the season.

5.) 02 Sep 2014
It seems obvious the fee's quoted in the press are suspect, but Monaco could have obviously got around £40m for Falcao at 28 in the current transfer environment. (Provided injuries have not put teams off.)

How the loan deal makes any sense for Monaco I don't know. From their perspective, it would have made sense to create an obligation to purchase next year, like Valencia's Negrado deal. Falcao's transfer value will surely depreciate by 30-50% come next year.

Sneijder was a similar story. At 27 he was worth £40m, age 28 - £26m. By the time he joined Galatasaray at 29 he was worth as little as £12 odd million. Its debatable whether Sneijder was worth £40m to begin with, but there's no doubt a players value depreciates quickly once they pass 27 years old.

6.) 02 Sep 2014
I think there is a big difference between a playmaker like Sneijder and a striker like Falcao when it comes to age.

Such as Gerrard, Pirlo, Xavi, Iniesta are still going strong into there 30's.

Whereas players like RVP, Berbatov and struggling with injuries, losing pace and that crucial finish.

7.) 02 Sep 2014
Dont even mention berbatov in the same sentence as van percie.