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Falcao 'dreamed' of Real Madrid move

Radamel Falcao Garcia (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Falcao scored 39 goals in all competitions for Atletico Madrid last season.
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The father of Radamel Falcao has claimed that the Atletico Madrid striker dreamed of playing for fierce rivals Real Madrid as a boy.

The free-scoring Colombian made an instant impression at the Vicente Calderon since joining from Porto last season, scoring 39 goals in all competitions as the Rojiblancos lifted the Europa League trophy in Bucharest.

The 26-year-old then hit a hat-trick in a dominant 4-2 victory over European champions Chelsea last week as Atletico lifted the Super Cup for a second time in two years.

But the striker's father made an astonishing declaration on Wednesday that his son's ambition was always to play in the white shirt of Real Madrid.

Quoted in Marca, Radamel Garcia told Colombian radio program 'En Gran debate de Todelar': "His dream is to play for Real Madrid.

"Since he was a boy he's always wanted to play there. Other teams in Europe like Chelsea and Manchester City were interested in him.

"If he can't play for Real Madrid, he'll play for a team in England.

"Of course he wants to go to the 2014 World Cup, but most of all, he wants to go to Real Madrid."

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