Monaco star Radamel Falcao would “one day like to play in Serie A” and admires Francesco Totti, Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo.
The 27-year-old Colombian striker spoke to Sky Sport Italia and expressed great fondness for Italian football.
“One day I’d like to play in Serie A. Where? I can’t say,” commented Falcao.
“There has been a lot of speculation around European clubs interested in me, but I didn’t think too much about that. I tried to concentrate on my objectives, training to achieve important results.
“Claudio Ranieri had the ability to deal with many new players in the first year, creating harmony between them and also achieving results. It’s not easy and only someone with a great deal of experience could manage it. I hope it continues like this.
“I loved Roberto Baggio, while of the current Italy squad I like Andrea Pirlo. Giuseppe Rossi is very talented and Francesco Totti ought to be called up for international duty.
“Of course I like Balotelli! He is one of those players who loves to enjoy himself. He is eccentric, but he gives a little spice to football.”
Falcao also commented on Coaches Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho.
“Simeone is without doubt one of the greatest managers in the world and what he’s doing with Atletico Madrid proves that.
“Mourinho is a Coach with a fantastic career, the titles that he has won speak for him and nobody can deny his capabilities. He has a different style, people might not like him, but that makes him special and football enjoy his eccentricity.
“Would I like to play for Mourinho? I’d never considered it. As of today it doesn’t seem possible, as we are on two very different paths and I have a five-year contract with Monaco.”