Nine goals in 12 games this season: Jackson Martinez is perfect for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur need more goals and there is a striker out there who would be ideal for them.

Jackson Martinez has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur before, when unsubstantiated reports claimed Spurs had opened talks regarding a possible £18million move for the FC Porto player back in May.

As we know, that proved to be nothing more than another rumour at a time full of them, but in truth the Colombian international would be the perfect addition to Tottenham’s team, if only they could sign him.

Jackson has already scored nine goals in 12 appearances for Porto this season, taking his tally to 69 in 103 games for the Portuguese club and 126 goals in 200 senior club appearances.

At 28, it could be argued Jackson is slightly too old for Tottenham to pay the big money it would take to bring him to North London, but as they proved again this weekend, they need more goals and the Porto star has them in abundance.

Jackson’s current contract runs until the summer of 2017 and his release-clause is a reported £35 million. But goals are expensive and he has scored them wherever he has played – including averaging one every three games for his country.

Harry Kane is the future and Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado are adequate options, but if Tottenham want to keep forcing their way into the upper echelons of the Premier League they need a quality, consistent goal-scorer, especially with the presence of the likes of Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez in the division.

Tottenham have showed they are not afraid to spend big and it is now paying off in terms of Erik Lamela's emergence. So what chance they make another splash in the transfer window at the start of 2015? After all, it could make a huge difference to more than just a single campaign.

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