Radamel Falcao insists he is happy at Atletico Madrid but has admitted that his future may be out of his control.
La Liga rivals Real Madrid have been linked heavily with the Atletico frontman recently, as too have Chelsea, after the 26-year-old impressed football managers worldwide by scoring 13 goals in nine appearances, propelling his side to joint-first position in La Liga, only trailing the irresistable Barcelona on goal difference.
The Colombian ace is attempting to stay focused on performing for his current club Atletico for the rest of the campaign, but the prolific striker claims it will be up to his club to decide where his future will be.
“I am calm. I don’t even know what I’m doing tomorrow,” Falcao said when questioned on his thoughts of leaving Atletico.
“I am happy here and enjoying things at present. I am not thinking about leaving, only in playing this season, and I hope everything goes well.
“The club has needs and it depends on certain results. There are many factors. The economy of the club, entering the Champions League.
“Later, Atletico and the responsible people will decide what to do with my future. Many times the players are the last to know.”
Falcao is thrilled to have made it onto the 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or, but offered sympathy for boss Diego Simone for missing out on the list for the Coach of the Year award.
“He made many merits to be on the list,” Falcao said, backing his manager.
“He had no time to prepare last year and immediately put a run together. Thanks to him we were about to enter Champions League. It is a shame they do not recognise this.
“I am very grateful to be on the list.”
One thing’s for sure, if Falcao joins Real Madrid from Atletico, it will take a brave set of defenders to keep him and Cristiano Ronaldo at bay.