Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone is reportedly looking to off-load Colombian striker Jackson Martinez to Arsenal, according to the Mirrors.
Martinez has failed to live up to expectation in the Spanish La Liga since his move from Portuguese side FC Porto last summer on a four year deal worth £25 Million, after scoring an impressive 92 goals in 133 appearances for Porto..
Simeone has reportedly lost patience with the 29 year old who has scored just 3 goals for Atletico since his arrival.
This contrast to the form he showed while at Portugal which led to Atletico splashing the cash for his services.
Now Atletico Madrid have identified another striker and are hoping to off-load Martinez to fund the move for Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi who seems to be of interest to Arsenal too.
The Gunners are in need of fire power front-man and Martinez would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad, however at 29 year of age, the Gunners know that they would soon be in the hunt for his replacement as he is not a long term solution to the Gunner’s striker crisis but his successful move to the Emirates would be a boost in the Gunners quest to lift the Premier League title this season.