Jackson Martinez could be ideal for Arsenal

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Jackson Martinez, since arriving at Porto in 2012, has been lighting up European football. Almost three years since his move to Portugal, the Colombian star may yet again be on the move.

A host of clubs are reported to be interested in the 28-year-old, however, a price tag exceeding £25 million may put off potential suitors from a player who may only have a few years of top quality football left in him. 

Martinez has been the key player in Porto's attacking line up since his move from Mexican side Jaguares, thriving in the Portuguese league. But how long will his good form last? This summer could be the time to sell.

Big club links

For many years, Arsenal, Spurs and Atletico Madrid have been linked with with a big money move for Martinez. This summer, all three clubs may rekindle their interest in the forward, along with Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.

Martinez has 26 goals and six assists in 33 games for Porto this season. This outstanding goal record is something that Martinez has produced consistently during his time in Portugal, and is why Europe's biggest clubs continue to be credited with interest.

Could he step up in a bigger league?

But the question ever since Martinez joined Porto has been can he be as consistent in a bigger competition? Well, I think the World Cup answered that question for us.

Although he wasn't the standout player for Colombia, when he played, he showed pace, power, a world class technical ability and a keen eye for goal.

Martinez has previously said how when growing up he followed Arsenal and he could be a fine acquisition for the club.

His technical style of play would suit Arsenal perfectly. The opportunity to play with Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez would be dream, and one that many Arsenal fans would love to see fulfilled.

Martinez would be an upgrade on Olivier Giroud and the acquisition of a top class centre-forward could be exactly what Arsenal require to move to the next level.

Where will he end up? Will he move or stay in Portugal? Let us know in the comments!

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