Radamel Falcao tight lipped on Real Madrid transfer

Radamel Falcao tight lipped on Real Madrid transfer


Radamel Falcao refused to comment on speculation linking the striker with a summer move to Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old joined Ligue 1 side Monaco from Atletico de Madrid for a fee of €60 million last year, but a knee injury sustained in January has so far stalled his steady start to life in France.

Falcao scored nine goals in his 19 league appearances this season but has spent the last few months recovering back in Spain, where he claims fans in Madrid have wished him a quick return.

“Football fans I’ve spoken to in Madrid have been wishing me a swift recovery and say they hope I go to the World Cup,” he told Marca.

“Some people ask if I will join Real Madrid, but these are just opinions. Anyway, I tell them my only concern right now is to recover soon.

“I am realistic, I am aware of my injury and I just want to recover to play with my new club, Monaco. And if we qualify for Champions League in France, I want to be ready for next season.”

When the Colombian was asked if he’d be playing in the European tournament at the Santiago Bernabeu, he smiled and claimed: “Now I do not think about anything other than my knee getting better.”