£280,000 A Week For Britain’s Best Paid Footballer: Colombian Star Falcao Signs For Manchester United On Loan
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 on Monday 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. The newly-crowned England captain’s current £230,000-a-week contract is rumoured to contain a clause dictating that he must be the Old Trafford club’s highest earner. Falcao, 28, has agreed to a reported £15million season-long loan deal at Manchester United, who have struggled so far this season despite replacing sacked David Moyes with former Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal.
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