The Colombian striker arrived in Manchester yesterday to sign the deal in a private jet
Even by the madness of football salaries, it is a staggering sum of money.
Little-known even to fans of his new club until yesterday, Colombia’s Radamel Falcao last night became the highest-paid player in English football after joining Manchester United on loan.
And his eye-watering salary, understood to be at least £300,000-a-week, is also likely to mean a new bonanza for the city’s shopping boutiques thanks to big-spending Coleen Rooney – as her husband Wayne is said to be in for a pay rise to match it.
Falcao, 28, and his glamorous Argentinian singer wife Lorelei Taron, 26, were pictured enjoying the beaches of Miami back in June