Tottenham Hotspur should do all they can to get the prolific forward on board.
Almost exactly a year ago, Colombia’s national team worked at Tottenham Hotspur’s Enfield training ground as they prepared for an international friendly against USA.
Among the players on show was striker Jackson Martinez, who at the time was on the books at FC Porto and proving week after week what a deadly striker he was, and his presence in North London led to an opinion piece suggesting he would be the perfect addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Instead, after finding the net 92 times in 133 matches for Porto, the striker headed to Atletico Madrid, leaving those Tottenham fans hoping for the forward’s arrival disappointed.
However, a year on from his visit to Tottenham’s facilities, and just a few months since he swapped Portugal for Spain, the Mirror suggested Jackson was back on Spurs’ radar, this time in a potential loan deal.
Given the player is now 29 and outside the transfer model adopted by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, a temporary switch could suit all parties.
After all, Spurs would be bringing in a player with a great eye for goal but also with a point to prove after struggling at Atletico, while Pochettino would finally have the cover for Harry Kane and a player who could make the difference as the North London club make a surprise title push.
That is not beyond them, and with Jackson in their ranks they really could do what seemed unthinkable at the start of the campaign.