Jackson Martinez took part in training at Tottenham Hotspur’s Enfield training ground this week as he and his Colombia teammates prepared to face USA at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on Friday.
The FC Porto player is one of a number of highly-rated players in a Colombia side who impressed at the World Cup, with Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez the stand-out name both then and now. But having used Spurs’ facilities, could Jackson be back there one day as a player for the North London club?
It is not the first time the 28-year-old will have been linked with a potential move to White Hart Lane, with reports last season claiming – incorrectly as it transpired – that Spurs had opened talks regarding an £18million move for the player.
But as he trains so close to a club in desperate need of a quality front-man, people would be forgiven for pondering the hypotheticals. After all, Jackson has already scored 12 goals in 16 games for his club this season; while he has a total 72 goals in a 107 appearances for the Portuguese side.
Prior to that Jackson scored 36 goals in 69 appearances for Chiapas FC and 21 goals in 28 games for Independiente Medellin.
Basically the Colombian is a goal-machine and he would be perfect for a Spurs side in need of a front-man who can be relied upon week in, week out.
Harry Kane is blossoming at a promising rate but Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado do not appear to be the answer to Mauricio Pochettino’s problems.
So why not try to sign a player who has already familiarised himself with Tottenham’s training facilities? It could, after all, be the signing that defines the manager’s Spurs career.