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Atletico Madrid general manager Miguel Angel Gil Marin on Tuesday put a €60 million price tag on the team's Colombian striker, Radamel Falcao.
Marin said that if Atletico do not qualify for the Champions League through their finish in Spain's La Liga this season, the club would not be able to afford Falcao.
From ESPN FC:
"Falcao's €60 million ($77.2 million) would solve a lot of our economic problems," Gil Marin said on Spanish radio station COPE, while insisting that Falcao will finish the season with his team. "With security (he will). Him and all the players the coach wants will stay."
"If Atletico doesn't get into Champions and can't pay what Falcao is asking, I don't think that Madrid can cover it."
Falcao, 26, joined Atletico in 2011 from Porto. He scored 36 goals in all competitions last season and has scored 11 times in seven total appearances so far this term.
Real Madrid and Chelsea, among others, have been linked with moves for Falcao.
Atletico are level on points with Barcelona atop La Liga.