Arsene Wenger is believed to have made his initial move to sign the highly rated Colombian striker Jackson Martinez from FC Porto. Arsenal are readying an offer in the region of £29.5 million for Martinez, who is also a summer target for Arsenal’s arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Wenger has been quite public while prasing the striker’s abilities in front of the goal. Since his move to Porto, Martinez has become one of the most feared strikers in Europe. Since joining the Portuguese giants in 2012, Martinez has netted an incredible 85 goals in 122 games with a goals-to-game ratio of 0.68.

These numbers take Martinez on the same levels to his more celebrated international teammate Radamel Falcao. However, Falcao is enduring a troublesome season at United with the pressure of proving himself before his loan expires has taken his form to a whole new low. It is widely believed that Falcao will not be given his new contract at Old Trafford.

Arsenal can rub further salt to United and Spurs’ wounds by signing the other Colombian Martinez, who is a guaranteed goal scorer for club and country. Martinez is enjoying a fruitful current season with Porto. Including the Champions League qualifications, Martinez has played 31 games for Porto this season scoring 25 goals. That makes him one of the most potent strikers in Europe this season.

Arsenal are keen to add a 20-goals-a-season striker to their ranks. Given the addition of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in their squad, Arsenal are no longer shy from spending big for their preferred targets. Arsenal will indeed have to spend big as their neighbours and rival Tottenham are keen on signing the Colombian hitman as well. 

Martinez was linked with a £27.5 million move to White Hart Lane in the summer but Harry Kane’s prospect stopped Pochettino from buying the Colombian. Now Pochettino eyes a dealy striking combo of Martinez and Kane at Spurs. Martinez will have a tough choice to make in the summer. First of all if he wants a move away from Porto and if he does which side of North London should he choose?

At Spurs he is guaranteed a starting 11 place and a greater salary deal, while at Arsenal he will have to fight for his place in the team but he will be guaranteed a place in the Champions League football at the very highest level season after season. Martinez’s transfer to the Premier League will be one of the most eyed stories in the next Premier League transfer window.

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