Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has admitted that he is open to a return to Atletico Madrid down the line, suggesting it's an option when his current contract expires in 2020.
The Colombian scored 70 goals in 91 appearances for Atletico between 2011 and 2013, and prior to Monaco's Champions League defeat to his former side in Madrid, he was presented with a framed commemorative picture for his efforts.
Welcome home, @FALCAO! Adelardo and @diegogodin, as well as the whole Atleti family, paid tribute to the Colombian striker before the game at the Wanda @Metropolitano! — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 28, 2018
Thank you, Radamel!
➡ https://t.co/1fkhGG9cBe#AúpaAtleti #AtletiASM pic.twitter.com/5zf8NSmW2U
Falcao was asked about a potential return to La Liga after the 2-0 defeat, and shared his thoughts on the 'mixed feelings' he experienced when facing his former side.
"We never know in the future. Obviously, Atletico Madrid will always be in my heart," he said, via AS. "I don't know, maybe once my contract at Monaco finished, I don't know what will happen. I am always supporting Atletico Madrid.
"Mixed feelings, a great welcome of the fans, lovely as usual. But we have to turn the page because we have a final at home next Saturday. I am always grateful and happy. Not just for the trophies or goals, but the people were really thankful for the effort and the engagement.
"That's something I identify with. They are the values of this club. I am so thankful and I will keep this souvenir forever."
Monaco have been struggling so far this season, with Thierry Henry's fledgling tenure as manager doing little to lift them out of the doldrums.
Despite Falcao's five goals in 12 appearances, they sit 19th in Ligue 1, and out of the Champions League with a game to spare, facing third placed Montpellier at the weekend hoping to bring the rot to an end.