Chelsea and Manchester City target Radamel Falcao admitted his desire to move to a club outside of Spain and La Liga.
The Atletico Madrid striker has been strongly linked with being the subject of bids out of Stamford Bridge and Etihad Stadium recently and his latest comments will have done little to dampen speculation.
Falcao has attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester City because of an astonishing goal record over the past few years and the fact that he has already notched ten times in ten league appearances.
Despite admitting he would desire a move to another league, the 26-year-old insisted he was fully focused on Atletico and maintaining what has been a highly successful league campaign so far – they suffered their first league defeat only a week ago.
“The opportunity to experience another League and another club will come and I cannot stop dreaming,” he said in an interview with Radio Caracol.
“I know that at some point I would like to go to a different team, but today I have three years left on my Atletico contract and my reality is Atletico Madrid.”
The Colombia international was open about his ambitions in the game and the advancement of a reputation that is burgeoning.
This realism is probably borne out of the current financial situation at the majority of clubs in Spain, where holding on to their best talents is an unlikely prospect once the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City decide they want them.
However, Falcao is not letting this get in the way of his plans and he is no rush to get ahead of himself.
“I have clear goals - the reality is that I am going step by step, I cannot go any further. I’m dreaming, but I’m not thinking beyond my reality either,” he added.
“I dream of going to the World Cup with Colombia and to continue winning with my club.”
Winning seems to be a habit for his club at the moment and they are lying second in La Liga, trailing unbeaten Barcelona by just three points.