Radamel Falcao is now available for a cut-price £25m transfer

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Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has endured a frustrating season-long loan spell at Old Trafford, and his struggles in the Premier League have resulted in his price-tag plummeting.

The Colombia international was previously regarded as one of the most lethal marksman in world football, but his reputation has nosedived following an entirely underwhelming stint in England.

The Red Devils paid around £6 million to secure the South American's signature for the 2014/15 campaign, and also retained an option to purchase Falcao permanently from AS Monaco for a mouthwatering £43.2 million.

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Louis van Gaal is highly unlikely to activate that clause after the 29-year-old's paltry return of just four goals in 23 appearances in all competitions, so it's no surprise to read that his valuation has fallen.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Falcao is now available for £25 million, which is £18.2 million lower than the figure that Manchester United negotiated with the Ligue 1 outfit back in September.

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News of the former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid talisman's depreciating market worth will surely deter the Red Devils' money men even further from sanctioning the prospective deal.

Monaco's new asking price is expected to increase the level of interest in acquiring Falcao's services, although don't expect Van Gaal to change his plans and offer the player the opportunity to commit to the Theatre of Dreams long-term.

His obvious fall from grace since suffering a serious cruciate knee ligament injury last year has left El Tigre's playing career in tatters, but the fact he's still represented by FIFA super-agent Jorge Mendes means he will probably still get another lucrative contract at a pretty prestigious club.

Falcao's former team-mate at Stade Louis II, Joao Moutinho, still believes he's good enough to play for any club on the planet after publicly backing the much-maligned striker to "make a great impact" wherever he goes next.

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Manchester United supporters will be pleased to see the back of the player, though, after he failed to live up to expectations, and made a mockery of the massive £265,000-a-week wages he is still earning.

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