Even as he insisted he will work to keep Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo on Tuesday reiterated that if a club buys out Falcao's contract, he would OK his transfer.
"If they come with the money and pay, and the player is in agreement we don't even have to have a goodbye for him," Cerezo said on Telemadrid's 'Circulo' program Tuesday. "I think Falcao is a serious person, a man who knows very well what a contract is, what his situation is and he is on the team that he wants to be on, he his happy and on top of that he is scoring goals."
Last week, Atletico Madrid GM Miguel Angel Gil Marin put a price on Falcao, saying that if Atletico doesn't get into the Champions League, the team can't afford him.
"Falcao's €60 million ($77.2 million) would solve a lot of our economic problems," Gil Marin said on Spanish radio station COPE last week, 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."
Chelsea and Manchester City are rumored to be interested in Falcao in the January transfer window.