Monaco defender Ricardo Carvalho has made it clear that he will not be returning to FC Porto this summer.
The 38-year-old has been linked with a move back to Estadio do Dragao as his contract with the Principality club is set to expire in June, but it looks as though the Dragons have missed their chance.
Carvalho went on to reveal that he had wanted to return to FC Porto after his spell with Real Madrid came to an end, but with the Dragons failing to make a move then, the move back to Estadio do Dragao is no longer an option.
“A chance to return to Porto? I would have liked it,” Carvalho was quoted as saying by O Jogo. “I think the right time would have been after Madrid.
”At the time, the invitation did not exist and now the right moment has passed.”
Despite his advanced age, Carvalho has played an important role for Monaco last term, making 33 league appearances as the Principality club secured Champions League qualification.
The highly rated centre-back was also included in Portugal’s Euro 2016 squad, and he is expected to be given a starting berth at the tournament finals.