Falcao remains committed to Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has reaffirmed his commitment to the club on Twitter after rumours linking him with a move away from Los Rojiblancos.
Goal.com revealed on Wednesday that Manchester City and Chelsea are both hoping to sign the Colombian star, who has a €60m release clause in his contract, when the transfer window re-opens in January.
But has since taken to Twitter where he has declared his loyalty to the club and the national side.
“So that everybody is clear, my dream is to keep on winning things with Atletico Madrid and help Colombia to get a place in World Cup 2014,” he stressed on the social networking site.
Speculation surrounding his exit had been given further weight when his father claimed that Falcao had his eyes set on a move to Atleti’s arch rivals Real Madrid.
“His dream is to one day play for Real Madrid,” Radamel Garcia told Colombian radio programme El Gran Debate de Todelar.”
“Always, since childhood, he has wanted to play there.”
Garcia also admitted that were a move to to Los Blancos fail to come to fruition, the Premier League would be his son’s next choice.
“Other international football teams like Manchester City and Chelsea have been interested in him. If he cannot go to Madrid, then he would go to English football,” said Garcia.
Falcao’s father then went on to say that he did not believe his son would remain at Atletico in the long term.
“Above all, he wants to go to Madrid. He will change his team at the end of the season,”said Garcia, adding that he had not even known whether his son would be sold or not prior to Atletico’s Super Cup victory over Chelsea.