Radamel Falcao plays down Real Madrid rumours, insisting he is only focused about his future with Monaco.
Recent reports in Spain suggested that Real Madrid are in the market for a new striker and are keen on signing Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco with an option to buy out his remaining contract next season. But the Colombian international has downplayed these reports, insisting he is concentration on the Monaco next season.
Radamel Falcao joined Monaco after enjoying two wonderful seasons with Atletico Madrid. But even before he could properly settle in the team, Falcao suffered a terrible knee injury. The former Porto striker made only 16 starts in the league for Monaco, scoring nine goals in the process, as he missed the second half of the season.
Falcao also missed the flight to Brazil with the Colombia national team as he failed to regain fitness before the start of the World Cup. The 28-year-old has however recovered fully now and recently returned to action at the Emirates Cup, where he scored the winning goal against Arsenal.
Recent reports in Spain suggested that Real Madrid are keen on signing him on loan this summer. The Spanish side have already signed Colombian World cup star James Rodriguez from Monaco in a massive deal earlier this month and are now keen to reunite him with Falcao at Santiago Bernabéu.
Real Madrid have had a massive interest in Falcao since his Atletico Madrid days, before he surprisingly joined Monaco last summer. According to Spanish media, the Spanish giants could sign him on loan for a fee of €12.5 million in this window, with an option to buy out the rest of his contract with Monaco for €33 million next summer.
But Falcao has downplayed these reports, confirming his commitment to Monaco’s project.
“I don’t know anything. I am only focused on the sporting project of my team.
“I am not thinking about any team other than Monaco so far.
“I just wanted to be back on the pitch and I am happy to have been able to do it.” – Falcao said in an interview after participating at the Emirates Cup.
Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco’s vice-chairman has expressed his delight at the prospect of having him fit for the next season and insisted they never lost faith in his ability to come back from that injury.
“We are very happy for him. He endured six difficult months.
“He missed the World Cup and we remained beside him during that time. I, the chairman and all the technical staff talked with him.
“He showed he is a great player and he has recovered from that serious injury. We rely on him.
“The 2014/15 season will be the one of Falcao at Monaco.” – Vasilyev said.