Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri has dismissed fears that their star striker Radamel Falcao could miss the World Cup 2014 as a result of the latest injury. Falcao is regarded as one of the lethal strikers in the world and he recently made the move to Monaco for £50 million.
Despite moving to the French league only six months ago, he has been linked with a return to a top-level club. The likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea have lot of interest in the player, but for now the immediate concern is the forward representing Colombia at the World Cup.
He recently injured his anterior cruciate ligament just before the January transfer window. He was not for the next seven months of action, which raised concerns that he would miss the World Cup. Falcao is expected to be one of the stars of the World Cup in Brazil, and is also backed to play at Old Trafford next season, after appearing in some manchester united art.
Ranieri, who has guided the team to second in the table, says that Falcao should be back in training by the time World Cup starts. He says that the 27-year-old is making a lot of progress and he should be fit for the competition. Colombia have placed almost on their hopes on the striker, who has been brilliant at both club and international level in the last few years.
“I had Radamel Falcao on the phone yesterday. He’s doing well and working hard. His knee is reacting very positively, I think he’ll play at the World Cup,” said Falcao. Colombia have been grouped alongside Ivory Coast, Japan, and Greece at this upcoming World Cup. They are one of the favourites to progress comfortably to the knockout stages.
The striker has scored 11 goals in 19 matches for Monaco this campaign. After the recent 1-1 draw with table leaders PSG, Monaco are five points below in the second place.