Reported Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Jackson Martinez has been quoted as saying by O Jogo that he wants to leave FC Porto.
Martinez has been on the books of the Portuguese giants since 2012 and has a contract which runs until June 2017, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.
"I consider that it is time to make the leap,” O Jogo quotes the Colombia international striker as saying, as translated by Sport Witness. “I’m focused on the selection (national team), but I’m preparing for the next step. I still have a contract.
“If you do not define my situation, I have to return to Porto. I belong to FC Porto, but I’m working on leaving. This does not mean, however, that the process can’t undergo a change at any time. I have several possibilities but can’t speak about it."
The British newspaper also claim that Arsenal, AC Milan, Manchester United and Everton are interested in the services of the striker.
Martinez’s comments will surely come as good news to the aforementioned clubs, if indeed they are interested in him.
The 28-year-old has established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe since his move to Porto from Chiapas in the summer of 2012.
If Tottenham sign Martinez, then they will get a top-quality striker who is going to enhance their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League next season.
However, given that Spurs are not in the 2015-16 Champions League campaign, they could find it tough to convince the Colombian to move to White Hart Lane this summer.