Radamel Falcao has commented that he would like to one day experience a new club, but that he still aware his immediate future lies with Atletico Madrid.
The No 9 has been the subject of continued transfer speculation since last summer and in an interview with Radio Caracol ahead of Colombia’s friendly with Brazil, was asked where his ambitions for the future lie.
“I dream of going to the World Cup with Colombia and to continue winning with my club,” he responded initially.
“I have clear goals - the reality is that I am going step by step, I cannot go any further. I’m dreaming, but I’m not thinking beyond my reality either.
“The opportunity to experience another League and another club will come and I cannot stop dreaming.
“I know that at some point I would like to go to a different team, but today I have three years left on my Atletico contract and my reality is Atletico Madrid.”
Some reports have suggested that the player’s exclusion from Atleti’s Europa League games so far this term is part of a wider plan to ensure that come January he is not cup-tied for interested parties.
“I think the technical decisions not to play in the Europa League has nothing to do with an exit in January and more to do with caution.
“No player likes to be left out, but I am sensible, I can be cool. My desire is that of anyone, to play.”
The player was asked who he preferred between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, two players expected to ensure that the Colombian’s Ballon d’Or nomination does not turn into a win this year.
“Really I am not friends with either. Honestly, we have not crossed paths on the pitch, I have spoken with Cristiano, but only because we share an agent.”