Manchester United announced earlier this month that they would not be signing Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis, after the Colombian striker flopped spectacularly during his lucrative season-long loan from AS Monaco.
United reportedly paid Monaco £6m as a loan fee, while also paying the player £265,000 a week in wages.
So, over the course of 37 weeks, the Red Devils spent £9.8m on Falcao’s wages, plus his loan fee, meaning the club’s overall outlay for the forward was £15.8m.
Using that figure, we can break down Falcao’s stats to tell you how much each of his contributions cost.
For example, Falcao hit the net just four times for United, so they paid him £3.95m for goal.
He made 26 Premier League appearances, each costing £607,000.
Falcao had 1,302 minutes of Premier League football, meaning his going rate was £12,135 per 60 seconds.
Each one of his Premier League passes cost £40,000, his 37 shots averaged out at £427,027 per go, while his four assists – like his goals – can be billed at £3.95m each.
After reviewing these figures, it is clear that United made the correct call in snubbing the chance to sign Falcao permanently.