Radamel Falcao hopes to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami team and revealed his plans for when he eventually hangs up his boots.
Falcao completed his first campaign of Turkish football with Galatasaray in late July, scoring a respectable 10 goals in 16 Super Lig outings. Injuries, though, dogged him for much of it and limited his appearances.
Although while he had his fair share of problems, the 34-year-old’s quality remains intact after goal-laden spells in the last few seasons with Galatasaray and AS Monaco.
But while Falcao is still going strong in Europe, he already has one eye set on leaving the continent in favor of a move to the United States to play for Beckham’s Inter Miami outfit soon.
The former Atletico Madrid star, who is under contract at Galatasaray until 2022, revealed the appeal of heading to Miami is how it stirs memories of his native Columbia.
“I have two more years left on my contract with Galatasaray and I want to play with Inter Miami because there are a lot of Colombians there and it reminds me of my country,” Falcao said on Daniel Habif’s YouTube.
A move to the MLS for any top veteran in Europe is normally the first step towards his career gradually winding down.
But while retirement remains a distant thought for Falcao right now, the Colombian may join a growing trend of retired footballers taking on board roles, such as a sporting director, with a club once he hangs up his boots.
“I plan on playing for a couple more years but I have thought about my future,” revealed Falcao.
“I would like to have a couple of businesses that I can manage and if not I would like to do something related to football.
“I wouldn’t want to become a manager but I would like to prepare so I can become a sporting director.
“If not I would consider becoming a player agent because with my experience I can help the young players with their career.”