World Cup revelation James Rodriguez admits it would be a dream come true to join Real Madrid, but says his future is in the hands of his current club Monaco.
Madrid have been heavily linked with a 70million euros (£55million) swoop for the 23-year-old forward, who has been one of the stand-out players in Brazil and is still leading the scoring charts with six goals, despite Colombia being knocked out in quarter-finals.
Rodriguez, who only joined Monaco from Porto last season for a fee in the region of £38.5million, revealed he would fulfill a life’s dream by moving to the Bernabeu and would relish the chance to line up alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo.
He told Spanish newspaper Marca: "It’s really flattering to know that a club like Madrid, of such magnitude, are interested in me. It would be a dream to sign for the team of my dreams.
"I have a great deal of respect for other clubs and admire the good football they play, but ultimately Real Madrid are Real Madrid. I’ve always had a thing for them.
"It’s a dream, as I said, but also a privilege to play alongside players of such quality, all those world-class stars. It’s my life’s dream. If this finally happens, I only want to enjoy it.
"Cristiano is a great player, a superstar in capital letters. Cristiano deservedly won the Ballon d’Or, which recognizes the best player in the world.