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Liverpool target Colombian striker Jackson Martinez

  • Another Colombian striker could be on his way to join the ranks of Radamel Falcao in the Premier League, Jackson Martinez, who has been previously linked with a whole host of clubs, has been linked once again to move towards England and this time it could a club amongst Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.

    The Colombian hitman has been looking to seal a move away from Porto, his current club, he has a brilliant scoring record for his club Porto as well, something that Falcao and James Rodriguez had for their respective clubs as well.

    Martinez has scored 74 goals in 109 appearances for Porto and has scored 14 goals in 18 games this season for the club from Portugal.

    England calling but the price may not be right

    Porto, as they have always done with their stars have set a huge release clause to pry away the Colombian striker, reports say that his release clause is something near the range of £40 million, which would be a really huge amount to pay for a striker who has never played for England.

    Jackson, however is a top talent and most strikers from Porto have done really well for the teams they have shifted to. Porto would be looking to keep hold of the striker and there have been rumours coming from his agent that he may be willing to stay till the end of the season before he decides to make a switch

    A move to Anfield would be ideal for Liverpool in their desperate search for a striker who can score goals, ever since the injury of Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool’s goals from their strikers has dried up and Mario Balotelli has not gelled into the team as much as Brendan Rodgers would have hoped for.

    Porto might be interested in trading for the striker, although sending Balotelli + £20 million would suit Liverpool, the player may not want to move to another club and more importantly Porto might not be interested in Balotelli as well.

    Spurs are hopeful of overtaking Liverpool with a cash + player bid with Roberto Soldado going the other way. Whatever happens, it is destined for Jackson Martinez to move to another club, just when and which English club? That is a question which will be answered in a few days.


    Picture courtesy: The Express

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