Falcao takes to Twitter to reject father's claims that he 'dreams' of playing for Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has reaffirmed his commitment to the club after his father told a Colombian radio station that he “dreams” of playing for city rivals Real Madrid.

Goal.com revealed on Wednesday that Manchester City lead the race to sign the former Porto striker, who has a €60m release clause in his contract, when the transfer window re-opens in January.

And his father, Radamel Garcia, had also claimed that his son had his heart set on a move across the Spanish capital.

But the 26-year-old has since taken to Twitter to renounce those comments.

“So that everybody is clear, my dream is to keep on winning things with Atletico Madrid and help Colombia qualify for the World Cup,” he stressed on the social networking site.

Talking to Colombian radio station Todelar, Garcia had claimed that his son has always wanted to play for Los Blancos.

“His dream is to one day play for Real Madrid,” he El Gran Debate.

“Always, since childhood, he has wanted to play there.”

Garcia did admit, however, that there has indeed been interest from the Premier League champions, as well as Chelsea.

“Other teams like Manchester City and Chelsea have been interested in him. If he cannot go to Madrid, then he would go to English football,” he continued.

“Above all, he wants to go to Madrid. He will change his team at the end of the season.”

Falcao rejects Real Madrid rumours with Twitter statement

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has reaffirmed his commitment to the club on Twitter after rumours linking him with a move away from Los Rojiblancos.

Goal.com revealed on Wednesday that Manchester City and Chelsea are both hoping to sign the Colombian star, who has a €60m release clause in his contract, when the transfer window re-opens in January.

But has since taken to Twitter where he has declared his loyalty to the club and the national side.

“So that everybody is clear, my dream is to keep on winning things with Atletico Madrid and help Colombia to get a place in World Cup 2014,” he stressed on the social networking site.

Speculation surrounding his exit had been given further weight when his father claimed that Falcao had his eyes set on a move to Atleti’s arch rivals Real Madrid.

“His dream is to one day play for Real Madrid,” Radamel Garcia told Colombian radio programme El Gran Debate de Todelar.”

“Always, since childhood, he has wanted to play there.”

Garcia also admitted that were a move to to Los Blancos fail to come to fruition, the Premier League would be his son’s next choice.

“Other international football teams like Manchester City and Chelsea have been interested in him. If he cannot go to Madrid, then he would go to English football,” said Garcia.

Falcao’s father then went on to say that he did not believe his son would remain at Atletico in the long term.

“Above all, he wants to go to Madrid. He will change his team at the end of the season,”said Garcia, adding that he had not even known whether his son would be sold or not prior to Atletico’s Super Cup victory over Chelsea.

Falcao's father: My son's dream is to play for Real Madrid

Radamel Garcia King has said that his son, Los Rojiblancos star Falcao, has always dreamt of playing for fierce rivals Real Madrid.

The news comes after Goal.com revealed on Wednesday that Manchester City and Chelsea are both hoping to sign the Colombian star, who has a €60m release clause in his contract, when the transfer window re-opens in January.

The father of the 26-year-old believes, however, that his son’s first choice would be to play for the Spanish champions.

“His dream is to one day play for Real Madrid,” Radamel Garcia told Colombian radio programme El Gran Debate de Todelar. “Always, since childhood, he has wanted to play there.”

Garcia also admitted that were a move to to Los Blancos fail to come to fruition, the Premier League would be his son’s next choice.

“Other international football teams like Manchester City and Chelsea have been interested in him. If he cannot go to Madrid, then he would go to English football,” said Garcia.

Garcia went on to say that he did not believe his son would remain at Atletico in the long term.

“Above all, he wants to go to Madrid. He will change his team at the end of the season,”said Garcia, adding that he had not even known whether his son would be sold or not prior to Atletico’s Super Cup victory over Chelsea.

Casillas: Footballers are people like everyone else and have their own worries

Iker Casillas - Real Madrid

Iker Casillas – Real Madrid

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has spoken out about the problems that footballers face, following team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo’s revelation that he is “sad” with life at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo created a media storm on Sunday when he said that he did not celebrate his two goals against Granada because of his dissatisfaction with a “professional issue” within the club.

That had led many observers, including former Barcelona player and coach Carles Rexach and ex-Madrid defender Pachin, to dismiss his concerns, but Casillas has said that everybody – even footballers – have issues to deal with.

“I understand that it is difficult for people to understand the situation that we face as players,” the Spain No.1 told Madrid’s official website. “But we are people just like everyone else and all have our own worries. We have family and friends and they are all important.”

Casillas also shed light on his surprise at being named joint winner of the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Sport alongside Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez, the first time the honour has been given to individual football players.

“There are some awards that seem unachievable and that you never think you could get to win,” he continued.

“But the work that you do throughout your sporting career could mean that you get to be nominated and I think to get this award is a great thing that gives me a lot of personal satisfaction.

The 31-year-old also gave his take on the decision to award Barcelona and Madrid’s respective captains the award.

“It’s been a few years in which the Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry has grown a lot, which I think is good for football, the sport and the fans, always in moderation of course.

“It is an award for which we are the two prominent faces from each team, and from the national team because of being the captains.

“But it is a prize that there are many people behind – team-mates at our clubs and the national team, fans… it’s a very nice award to win and it is great to be receiving it,” he added.

Casillas: We are people like everyone else and we have our own worries

Iker Casillas - Real Madrid

Iker Casillas – Real Madrid

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has spoken out about the problems that footballers face, following team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo’s revelation that he is “sad” with life at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo created a media storm on Sunday when he said that he did not celebrate his two goals against Granada because of his dissatisfaction with a “professional issue” within the club.

That had led many observers, including former Barcelona player and coach Carles Rexach and ex-Madrid defender Pachin, to dismiss his concerns, but Casillas has said that everybody – even footballers – have issues to deal with.

“I understand that it is difficult for people to understand the situation that we face as players,” the Spain No.1 told Madrid’s official website. “But we are people just like everyone else and all have our own worries. We have family and friends and they are all important.”

Casillas also shed light on his surprise at being named joint winner of the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Sport alongside Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez, the first time the honour has been given to individual football players.

“There are some awards that seem unachievable and that you never think you could get to win,” he continued.

“But the work that you do throughout your sporting career could mean that you get to be nominated and I think to get this award is a great thing that gives me a lot of personal satisfaction.

The 31-year-old also gave his take on the decision to award Barcelona and Madrid’s respective captains the award.

“It’s been a few years in which the Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry has grown a lot, which I think is good for football, the sport and the fans, always in moderation of course.

“It is an award for which we are the two prominent faces from each team, and from the national team because of being the captains.

“But it is a prize that there are many people behind – team-mates at our clubs and the national team, fans… it’s a very nice award to win and it is great to be receiving it,” he added.