Porto star Jackson Martinez has said that one day he hopes to make a transfer away from FC Porto, with comments that will put several Premier League clubs on red alert.
The Colombian forward has been one of the most prolific strikers at the Portuguese club over the last couple of season and he’s already hit the ground running in this campaign with seven goals and an assist from nine league matches.
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with the forward at various points from the summer and beyond and all four clubs would surely be interested in doing some sort of deal for the front man.
“Right now is the reality. The years go by and I hope to someday make a good transfer. That depends, of course, on the club,” he’s quoted as saying in A Bola.
Porto have so far not received an offer for the striker, most likely due to the fact he still has three-years left to run on his contract.
That equipped with the fact that he seems to be in the prime of his career at 27-years-old has led to reports suggesting he could be sold for anywhere between €40-60 million depending on which report you’ve read.
The point is that Martinez’ comments suggest that he is looking to move away from Porto in the future and onto another challenge before he retires and a contract extension would make that less possible.
Porto will fight to keep their main man because they have been forced to see some of their best players move away from the club in recent years such as Radamel Falcao who went to Atletico Madrid and James Rodriguez who left to join Falcao’s current club, AS Monaco.
It boils down to which Premier League side wants to put their cash on the table because while Martinez admits he’ll always give his all for Porto, he could be tempted by a move to England.
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