Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has hit out at media reports about a possible transfer of Colombian hit-man Radamel Falcao to Real, saying such a move would make “no sense”.
The Russian, in an interview with Madrid-based sports daily Marca, rubbished reports of the former Atletico star moving to Real, just six months after his reported 60 million euros ($86.84 million) move to the newly promoted Ligue 1 club.
In reply to Real president Florentino Perez’s claims in October that Falcao “was keen to come to Madrid”, Vasilyev said “Falcao signed a five-year contract and, if I have to say it a hundred times I will, there is no clause allowing him to leave.”
“We made a big effort to bring him here and it makes no sense for him to leave, either in the winter, the summer or whenever,” said the principality’s team vice president, who also criticised the interview with Perez, saying it was “inappropriate” for a director of another club to talk about a player who was under contract at Monaco.
Vasilyev’s claims are further backed up by Falcao himself, who ruled out a move to Real in January in a separate interview with Marca at the start of October.