It seems that 27-year-old hitman could likely end up at the Emirates in the summer In what looks like a massive transfer boost for Arsenal as the striker himself revealed that talks over a renewal of his contract with the club is still pending. With the gunners hoping to sign a top class striker at the end of the season.
According to Portuguese Newspaper A Bola, Jackson Martinez who has been linked to both Arsenal and Chelsea has not ruled out leaving his club immediately after the World Cup scheduled to hold in Brazil. However, the player who has never hidden his desire to play for an EPL team may cost as much as €40 Million, which is his release clause.
In a recent interview with Columbian Radio, Antena2, the FC Porto striker said:
“I’ve not renewed with the club. It’s something that we have been discussing during the season.”
“As for my departure, I have a contract with FC Porto. After the World Cup, many things can happen but I am focused on continuing to do an excellent job for Porto and the rest will come with time.”
Arsenal are looking to sign a world-class striker at the end of the season after the Arsenal board are allegedly willing to hand out a massive £100 Million transfer kitty to our dear Arsene Wenger.
Chelsea on the other hand are said to have problems with funds to be spent in the summer and are looking to sell off some players in other to raise funds for their summer purchases
The 6ft 1inch striker is often named Cha Cha Cha for his dance-like moves on the pitch. With a noted columnist Tim Vickery describing him as “an out-and-out goalscorer, a front-to-goal centre-forward who can finish off both feet”
Martinez who has scored 41 goals in 53 appearances so far for Porto, scored two goals and set up a third to guide Porto to a 3-1 win at home over Academica in the Portuguese league on Sunday.
Current striker, Olivier Giroud has struggled to put away glaring chances this season, and this has not helped the team in any way and should Arsenal go for the Columbian, it could well be the end of first team place for Giroud or at least increase in competition for place in the club between both strikers.