Although the Club has received an important injection of cash with the transfer of Falcao, most of the money will go to the Spanish Tax office as Atletico still has a lot of debt within its financial structure & this limits their ability in getting the desired striker.
At this moment there are three names being handled by Atletico de Madrid:
- Luis Suarez ( Liverpool FC ) . The most desired, but his price tag of around 45M€ makes the player difficult to consider, Atletico is looking to find the extra cash. Also local neighbour Real Madrid is also in the picture & the player may decide to go over to Real which has the resources.
- Jackson Martinez ( Porto ) . The Colombian is an option that likes at the Atletico de Madrid offices. However, once again the price tag, 40M€ & Porto are fierce negotiators that will not lower their price.
- Damaio (Porto Alegre ). The 23 year old Brazilian is another sensation in Brazil in the Neymar line. The 30M€ price tag may make the player a more viable option.