Radamel Falcao confident he’s got ‘many years’ left at top-level

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 26: Radamel Falcao of Colombia reacts after his goal is ruled out for offside during the International Friendly match between South Korea v Colombia at Seoul World Cup Stadium on March 26, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Radamel Falcao downplayed suggestions his career may be reaching its end by declaring that there are still “many years” of top-level football left in him.

The Colombian striker has rediscovered his scoring touch at AS Monaco following a disastrous two-year loan spell in the Premier League at both Manchester United and Chelsea.

However, the former Atletico Madrid star is now 33 years old. Which has raised concerns over how much longer Falcao’s playing days will last.

Not helping matters is the fact he will be out of contract at Monaco next year and he’s already opened up on plans to emulate basketball legend Michael Jordan in pursuing a baseball career.

But the Colombia captain is still at the top of his game, with 12 goals in 27 Ligue 1 games for Monaco this season, and promises he has no plans to quit yet.

“I still have one more year of my contract to do. Every year you ask me the same question,” said Falcao, according to OneFootball.

“So far, I’m very focused on this season. My only ambition as a player is to play at the highest level.

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“I still feel very good. I can play at this level for many years, here, or in another country in Europe.

“But I feel good in Monaco and have one year of my contract remaining.”

Falcao has won league titles in Argentina, Portugal and France across his playing career along with tasting Europa League glory with Atletico.

Despite the lingering doubts over his future, however, Falcao’s main focus will be on helping steer Monaco clear of the relegation zone in Ligue 1.

Leonardo Jardim’s side have endured a disastrous campaign and sit just four points above the drop zone in 16th ahead of the final six games.

Although visiting leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who hope to wrap the league title, on Sunday will likely not do them any favours.

DORTMUND, GERMANY – OCTOBER 02: Falcao of AS Monaco (L) warms up beside Youssef Ait Bennasser during a training session on October 2, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. Monaco will play a UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on October 3. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)


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