Atletico to consider future Falcao sale
Atletico Madrid will not sell with Radamel Falcao in January, but have hinted they could be persuaded to cash-in on the striker next summer.
The Colombia international is among the most sought-after talents in European football, with a prolific strike rate drawing attention from the continent’s top clubs.
Atletico would be reluctant sellers, but appreciate that offloading their prized asset to anyone willing to match his €60million (£48.3m) buy-out clause would help to ease the financial strain on the club.
"€60 million for Falcao would solve all the economic problems at Atletico," general manager Gil Marin told COPE Radio.
"I can say for sure, though, that he will stay with us until the end of the season. Not only will he stay, but so will all the players that the coach wants to stay.
"We will fight to perform a miracle which is what we are doing with what we have available.
"In Europe there are 50 clubs with more income than we have. If we were to sell Falcao for €60 million then that would cover our debts."
Real Madrid are also said to be keen on raiding their cross-city neighbours for Falcao’s services, but Marin doubts such a switch would be made.
"We have to do impossible things and take risks so that the fans can have the team that they want. It is difficult to maintain."