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Grateful Falcao rejects Madrid

October 17, 2013
By ESPN staff

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has thanked Real Madrid’s continued interest in him but has again insisted he is happy playing with the Ligue 1 club.

Radamel Falcao celebrates after converting an early penalty for Monaco.
GettyImagesRadamel Falcao has insisted he is happy playing at Monaco.

Falcao has become a big hit with the principality club after scoring seven goals since joining from Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

But rumours of a quick return to the La Liga quickly surfaced after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez revealed on television that the Colombia international wanted to join the Bernabeu outfit.

“Falcao is a really great player and I believe he wants to play at Madrid,” Perez told the talkshow Punto Pelota.

“I know that, it is something normal. I have been told that."

But after current team-mate Jeremy Toulalan hinted Falcao would stay in France, the 27-year-old, who rejected the initial reports as ‘lies’, admitted he felt “very good” playing for Monaco.

"All I can do is thank Florentino for his words but I have to respect my current club Monaco, who have made me feel very good and I am very happy," Falcao said at a promotional event in Bogota on Wednesday.

"It doesn't seem right to talk about Real Madrid's possible interest at the moment out of respect for the institution to which I am contracted to as of today."
 

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