The big story of 2014’s Deadline Day, the day soccer’s summer transfer window slams shut, was Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao joining Manchester United in a shock transfer. Falcao, who left Ligue 1 club AS Monaco, had been linked with Real Madrid the entire summer. Only two days ago, the striker appeared to confirm the move when he posted on Twitter about his dream move to Real coming true.
The post was later deleted, with Falcao saying he hadn’t posted it. This morning, news broke that Manchester United were in the process of signing Falcao on a season-long loan, with an option to buy at the end of the loan. The transfer dragged out the whole day, with a false rumor that Falcao had failed his medical spreading, before finally being completed two hours after the transfer window had closed, after United were granted an extension.