City on Falcao alert
Even though Manchester City were linked with countless players through the summer, Roberto Mancini didn’t really manage to pull off any of the major deals he was reportedly attempting. However, the Blues could have the perfect opportunity to rectify this situation in the near future, after Atletico Madrid admitted that they are experiencing financial difficulties and the sale of star striker Falcao would go a long way in easing these problems.
City, along with Chelsea, have been linked with Falcao for the past few months although it’s not known whether or not they tabled an offer. However, following City’s disappointing start to the new campaign, City chiefs may be persuaded to part with money to strengthen the club’s bid for silverware, with efforts in the Premier League and Champions League being poor to say the least on current showing.
Even though Atletico Madrid are hinting that they are open to offers for their Colombian international, it’s not even known if any club in the world would be able to afford, or at least willing to pay, the hefty price tag that’s been slapped on him. According to the club’s general manager, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, any club would have to part with around £48m to purchase the player.
He told COPE radio, “The €60 million for Falcao would solve all the economic problems at Atletico. I can say for sure, though, 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 €60m then that would cover our debts.”