Tuesday October 9 2012
‘Falcao sale would rid Atleti of debt’

Atletico Madrid general manager Miguel Angel Gil Marin has admitted the club would be free of debt if it sold Radamel Falcao.

However, in declarations to Cadena Cope’s El Partido de las Doce, Gil Marin [pictured,right] qualified his statement by insisting that the Colombian hitman would not be leaving the Vicente Calderon this term.

“Falcao will carry on here, certainly until the end of the season. He will be staying and everyone else the Coach wants to stay will also do so,” he said, with respect to Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal’s alleged interest in the player.

“We are striving to perform a miracle, which is what we are doing with the resources we have available.

“In Europe there are 50 clubs with higher earnings than us and if we sold Falcao for €60m then yes it would solve our debts.

“If Atletico don’t get into the Champions League or we can’t afford to pay Falcao then I don’t think even Real Madrid could cover that.”

Gil Marin also spoke about boss Diego Simeone and what his arrival has meant for Los Rojiblancos.

“Without a doubt El Cholo is the best thing that has happened to the team in the last two years.

“Between him and what the players have done he has managed to combine everything necessary that is needed to run a football team.

“We have a Coach who connects with the fans and the media while having a special commitment to the club,” he added. 

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