Colombian striker Jackson Martinez is a player we've all heard of. Although for most, Colombia's World Cup run was the first time we got to see Martinez play, on the biggest stage of them all no-less.
The FC Porto striker has been banging in the goals ever since his move to Portugal for Jaguares in 2012. During his current three year spell at the club, Martinez has scored an unbelievable 89 goals, with 14 assists, in just 130 games.
It is understandable then, that Jackson Martinez has been linked with a move to every big club in Europe. This season he is on course to break his scoring record for a season, currently 31, being just two goals away from matching it.
Arsene Wenger has been interested in the Colombian for quite some time. The Express reports that the contract Martinez signed last August lowered his buy-out clause to just £25m, and Wenger is ready to capitalise.
"He could play in the Premier League, Jackson Martinez, because he has the body to make the difference." Wenger said earlier this year.
"He uses in a very intelligent way his body, very short backlift and is a very good finisher."
When talking about a possible move for the 28-year-old, Wenger added "He's on the list of many clubs, you know that.
"And he will be the next big transfer who will give a big smile to [Porto Chairman] Pinto Da Costa."
The move makes a lot of sense for both Arsenal and Jackson Martinez. Arsenal are in search of a world class striker to lead the line in a title push for next season, whereas Martinez would move to a League thats global coverage, and he can assert himself as one of the world best centre forwards.
Arsenal fans! Would you like to see Jackson Martinez getting the goals in Red & White next season? Let us know in the comments!
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