Colombia soccer star Radamel Falcao said Wednesday that he is certain to return to Monaco for the coming season.
The former Colombia captain said that a return to his parent club Monaco is the best choice to have continuity and return to playing regular first-team football.
“In principle we are considering going back to Monaco. Everything is almost ready for my return. It’s my best choice to have continuity and play,” said “El’Tigre” through his YouTube channel.
The 30-year-old, who was on loan at Chelsea, has made 12 appearances for the Blues this season, scoring just once in what has been an injury-plagued season.
This follows a disappointing 2014/15 season at Manchester United, during which he scored only four goals in 29 appearances in all competitions.
However, the Colombian striker’s parent club Monaco are ready to bring him back to the Stade Louis II stadium after his difficult time in England, a prospect which the former Colombia captain is relishing.
He recalled that Monaco qualified for the preliminary stage of the Champions League, something he described as “interesting” and said his “challenge is to play every game, to score goals every game, feel comfortable in the field and gain the pace of competition.”
Monaco’s preseason, he said, will begin on June 23 and “I would have to present to the team.”
Colombia’s all-time highest goal scorer has two years left on his $140,000 a-week contract with Monaco spoke of his disappointment at being left out of the national team squad for the centenary Copa America at the beginning of June.
Argentine coach Jose Pekerman, didn’t select Falcao due to the fact that he has played so little first-team football this year but the striker expressed his hope that the ‘tricolor’ do well.
“Hoping that we do very well, this time by setbacks in life I could not be there, but from the outside I support my teammates.”
Pekerman’s squad who recently climbed to fourth place in the world will play Haiti in a friendly on May 29 in preparation for their opener in the Copa America against the USA on June 3.
Pekerman’s squad who recently climed to fourth place in the world will play Haiti in a friendly on May 29 in preparation for their opener in the Copa America against the USA on June 3.
“Los Cafeteros” were drawn in a group that also includes Paraguay and Costa Rica for the oldest international continental football competition.