Chelsea, Real-target Falcao interested in PSG 'project'
Speaking in Dubai a few weeks ago, Radamel Falcao insisted he is in no rush to leave Ateltico Madrid, but the superstar striker has suggested that he could be interested in a switch to France after admitting he is impressed with the ambitions of Paris St Germain.
The Colombian striker was in the UAE at the start of the month for the Dubai International Sports Conference when, unsurprisingly, he was quizzed on his future.
Falcao, who is courting interest from some of Europe’s most glamorous clubs thanks to his stunning goal-scoring exploits both for Atletico and previous club Porto, explained how he is content with life in Madrid.
He said: "I’m only thinking of my team’s objectives and personal objectives. I am very happy with the club."
But the Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City target has hinted that he could be tempted by a move to the French capital while reserving special praise for PSG’s talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
"France is a marvellous country," he told French football programme Telefoot. "I've been there before, and I love it. PSG have a very ambitious sporting project and they've invested a huge amount of money to construct a competitive team.
"That will need time, but that could come very quickly. It's not impossible that I could be meeting you [French journalists] very soon."
Falcao added: "I've followed Zlatan's path. He's had an incredible career and he has succeeded in every league in which he was played. He is fantastic. He has scored a lot of goals.
"I like being able to compete with this kind of player. But my main objective is to excel and be even better every day."
Falcao’s future is one of the favoured topics of conversation for football's rumour-mongers, and the Colombian has been measured in his praise of each respective league when questioned by the relevant media.
He has said he would be open to the idea of Serie A football when probed by the Italian media, and likewise when asked about his thoughts on a move to the Premier League by their British counterparts.
While Falcao has remained cryptic about his future, Atleti CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin, who was also present in Dubai during Falcao’s visit, admitted he would not stand in the striker’s way if he wanted to leave.
He said: At the end of the season we will talk to the player and we agreed when he came to Atletico in that same moment if he decided it’s better for his career and family to go out then I will help him.”