Carlos Valderrama has backed Hertha Berlin attacker Adrian Ramos to make a return to the Colombia squad.
Ramos, 28, is enjoying an impressive season at Hertha, scoring 14 goals to help fire his side -- who were in the German second tier last term -- up to eighth in the Bundesliga table.
Alongside Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, Ramos is the joint-leader of the Bundesliga scoring charts, and could replace the Bayern Munich-bound Poland international at the Westfalenstadion in the summer, according to reports.
Ramos has, however, not been called up to the Colombia squad for more than two years, and has not had any contact with coach Jose Pekerman.
But Radamel Falcaco’s long-term knee injury could leave Pekerman looking for a suitable replacement for the Monaco striker.
And Colombia legend Valderrama has called for Ramos to be given another chance during an interview with El Tiempo.
Asked who he wants to see at the World Cup, Valderrama replied: “Adrian Ramos! And why do I want to see Ramos? For everything he achieves in Germany.”
Ramos has also not given up hope of making the trip to Brazil, telling BZ: “I still dream of playing at the World Cup. I will give it my all for that. And when I continue to score goals for Hertha, it will hopefully work out.”