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Manzano tips Falcao for greatness

19 May 2012 05:00

Former Atletico Madrid coach Gregorio Manzano believes that Radamel Falcao would be a big hit at Real Madrid or Barcelona.

The Colombian striker's future at Atletico has been a hot topic of debate in recent weeks after scoring 36 goals in his debut season for the club following his 40-million-euro transfer from Porto last summer.

A host of European sides are understood to be monitoring Falcao, and Manzano, who coached the player during the first half of the season, believes that the 26-year-old would be a quality addition to either La Liga giant.

"Whoever bets on Falcao will not be disappointed, it is a safe bet even for Real Madrid and Barcelona," Manzano told COMRadio.

"Falcao will succeed at any club, as long as he is part of a good team. He really knows how to score goals."

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has admitted that the club may listen to offers for Falcao, and Manzano thinks that they may be forced to sell the Colombian to balance their books.

"Considering that Atletico are going through a difficult moment and if they really need the money, then it is logical that they will have to sell their biggest asset to raise funds," he said.

"But I do not know what the board members are thinking."

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