Madrid’s latest signing has expressed his desire for countryman Falcao to join him at the Bernabeu.
Falcao has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants, despite having only seen out a year of his contract at AS Monaco.
Rodriguez joined from the French outfit earlier this month for around €63million, having also spent just a year at the club following his arrival from Porto this time last year.
But the star of this year’s World Cup in Brazil hopes to see Falcao become a Madrid player, and believes he has all the attributes to be a success.
“I'm sure he can play there. But I'm not the one who decides whether or not it’s going to happen. It is up to the president,” Rodriguez said to Radio Caracol in Colombia.
“It may happen because he has quality and a winning attitude. I go for four years playing with him. He has a winning mentality, and that's what you want at Madrid. Hopefully he can come.”
But an approach for Falcao now seems unlikely following Carlo Ancelotti’s comments last weekend that Madrid ‘didn’t need’ another striker.
Ancelotti believes Karim Benzema will continue to do a job as the clubs front man, and that he has more than enough back-up in attack to compensate when the Frenchman is unavailable.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos as well as Rodriguez himself will all help form an attack for the European Champions, with multiple options of formation available to work around any Benzema absence.
Ancelotti also said he sees rumored outcast Isco as a potential false-nine, leaving little chance that Madrid will delve into the transfer market once more to try and lure Falcao.