Jackson Martinez 'delighted' at opportunity to join Atletico Madrid

The Colombian international has agreed a four-year contract at the Vicente Calderon.

Colombian attacking star Jackson Martinez has agreed a four-year deal with Atletico Madrid, after his agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo confirmed to Spanish radio network Cadena SER: "It's a done deal, everything is ready and he has a contract for four years."

Always considered the leading candidate to capture the powerful 28-year-old from FC Porto, despite a big push by AC Milan and interest from Arsenal, the official presentation with Atletico will take place, upon his return from the Copa America.

Pompeo explained: "Everyone knows he's currently at the Copa America with his country, so we'll have to wait before we see him in Madrid and his presentation will be postponed."

As far as the clubs that were bidding for Jackson Martinez, his agent also suggested there were never any doubts about linking up with Argentine coach, Diego Simeone. "The player has already spoken to Simeone," and knows what is expected of him, added the agent.

"He's delighted about the opportunity to play with Atletico. He had a lot of other options and he chose Atletico, which says a great deal." Pompeo highlighted.

One reason the €35 million deal wasn't concluded sooner than now, explained the Cadena SER 'El Larguero' radio show, was that Atletico were waiting to seal the departure of Mario Mandzukic, who spent just one season at the club, before agreeing a move to Juventus.

Having now confirmed the arrivals of Luciano Vietto from Villarreal and Jackson Martinez from FC Porto, it looks like Los Colchoneros will be able to boast one of the most potent attacking forces in Europe, during the 2015-16 season.

The new additions will challenge for starts alongside Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann. There's also Angel Correa and Raul Jimenez, although the latter is expected to be loaned out, so he can be guaranteed playing time.

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