World Cup's biggest sensation James Rodriguez has revealed his passion for Real Madrid, hinting a possible future move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 22-year-old Colombian number ten has been the man of the tournament so far during the group stage and the last-16 round, overshadowing other big names like Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Rodriguez has led his side to the quarter-final after netting an amazing brace in their 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Saturday, becoming the first player since the 2002 edition to score in the first four matches.

His impressive performances have quickly attracted the attention of some of the biggest clubs around Europe and Rodriguez has revealed that should he leave Monaco he would love to move to Real Madrid.

Asked where he would like to play in the future, Rodriguez said: "I would love to play in Spain."

"It would be a dream to play there, it is the best league in the world. I prefer Real Madrid to Barcelona", he told radio station Cope.

"Right now I'm not aware of what I'm achieving; I'm on the inside, focused, and I don't know what people are saying outside. Maybe when I come out I'll be more aware of it. Right now I'm happy and focused on playing every game as if it were my last."

Nevertheless, his exit from Monaco will not be easy as the Ligue 1 big spenders already paid around £40m to Porto to secure his services last summer.

Meanwhile, recent reports have revealed Manchester United's former manager Sir Alex Ferguson rejected an opportunity to sign him in 2010 for just £5m as he opted instead to sign Portuguese forward Bebe.