Falcao not leaving for Madrid, says Monaco boss

Falcao not leaving for Madrid, says Monaco boss


Colombia forward Radamel Falcao will not be leaving Monaco for Real Madrid, according to the Ligue 1 side’s boss Leonardo Jardim.

The former Atletico de Madrid striker has played just one season in France and has been linked with a return to the Spanish capital – this time to Los Blancos. Falcao missed the World Cup this summer due to a knee injury picked up in a cup game in France last season, and has only just made his comeback.

With the sale of Alvaro Morata to Juventus, Real manager Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be on the lookout for a new striker to cover for Karim Benzema – the only one in the squad who can play the number 9 role. Young forward Jese Rodriguez, who show much promise last season, is not expected to be back until November from the knee injury he suffered earlier this year.

But Monaco boss Jardin said: “At this point Falcao is our player and he’s with us 100 per cent and we don’t want to let him go. It’s a pity we lost James but we can count on Falcao staying. Regardless of what people say, he’s our player. He’s in the final stages of his recovery and he’ll be with us this season.”


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