Colombian centre forward, Radamel Falcao says he will not be playing in the MLS next season – he remains keen on proving himself in European football, even after two recent unsuccessful spells in the Premier League. The former Atletico Madrid striker who turned 30 in February this year says he is determined to revive his career in Europe amid talk linking him with a move to Major League Soccer.
The player who was renowned for his goal scoring aptitude in Europe now has a profile that has waned in England following two unproductive seasons with Manchester United and Chelsea. However, the 30-year-old believes he can still compete at the highest level.
Falcao told NBC Sports “I never say no [to MLS] but in this moment I am thinking about Europe and my performances here. I think I have more years to fight in these leagues.”
The former Atletico Madrid star is under contract with Monaco until 2018 admitted that he follows the MLS with interest. “I follow the league. In England they are showing the games and I have some friends who play in there who I played with in River Plate or Porto like Higuain or Valeri.
“Some other Colombian players are playing in Major League Soccer and obviously the big stars like Andrea Pirlo, Kaka or Giovani dos Santos. I think MLS could be bigger than now because they have everything they need to become an even stronger league and become even more competitive.”
Whilst taking on Falcao as a striker could be seen to being akin to playing roulette at betfaircasino – with there being a great chance that he will come out scoring again, but an equal chance that his very best gol-scoring days are behind him – he is constantly being linked with new clubs, with the latest being in Turkey, with Galatasaray reported to be interested in the services of the striker.
His agent, Jorge Mendes says he has been instructed to find the player a new club. Zenit St Petersburg and River Plate are also reportedly interested in the player despite his poor run in recent seasons.