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Monaco striker Falcao admits interest in Premier League switch

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By James McLean

Friday 30 May 2014

Radamel Falcao has opened the door to a potential move to the Premier League, putting long-term suitors Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea on alert, according to The Daily Star.

Radamel Falcao

Falcao had been linked with a move to England last summer before opting for a £50m megadeal to French outfit Monaco, but the Colombian has confirmed that he hopes to play in the English top-flight at some stage in his career.

The 28-year-old is hoping to prove his fitness to Colombia coach Jose Pekerman as the announcement for their 23-man World Cup squad approaches, but speaking about plans for the future the former River Plate forward was keen to emphasise his desire to play in England.

He said: “I hope to be playing for many more years in Europe and I want to play in the English league at some time. I watch the Premier League and I see how competitive it is and how teams are very direct in terms of looking for the opposition's goal.

“The football is very physical, it's a very interesting league.”

Falcao’s arrival at Monaco was confirmed with a five-year contract, and so should any interest come from the Premier League this summer the Frenchmen are likely to get back a vast majority of their initial £50m outlay – and so this move is perhaps one clubs will take a stronger look at in two or three years’ time, though that transfer fee would not be without precedent in the Premier League, and so Falcao’s comments will surely have his admirers at least pondering the prospect of seeing the clinical front-man in their starting lineup.

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