Tottenham's reported bid for Jackson Martinez shows they know the league is there for the taking

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Totteham Hotspur will rarely have a better chance to be crowned Premier League champions.

According to a recent report from Spanish newspaper Marca, Tottenham Hotspur Have made a £22.8million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez.

The offer is said to have been swiftly rejected by the La Liga club, with Jackson allegedly priced at £26.6million, and whatever you think of the bid it suggests Tottenham know the Premier League title is there for the taking.

After all, at 29 and having struggled since swapping FC Porto for Atletico last summer, Jackson does not fit the mould of typical Daniel Levy signings.

With no sell-on value and an element of risk involved, the move for Jackson is an interesting one, and yet there is no doubt that if he plays to his full potential he would be an instant hit at White Hart Lane, potentially firing them to the title in the process.

With so many sides vying at the top of the league the business carried out this month could make all the difference.

Tottenham are currently fourth in the table, but with just five points separating them and leaders Arsenal there is all to play for.

While Harry Kane is Tottenham’s undisputed first-choice striker, Jackson’s previous record means he could be the catalyst for a surge in 2016, and Levy and Mauricio Pochettino will know they have never had a better chance of claiming the Premier League crown.

Three goals in 20 matches for Atletico this season is not good, but the Colombia international has been used predominantly from the bench and his 92 goals in 133 matches for Porto, 36 in 69 for Chiapas FC and 21 in 28 for Independiente Medellin cannot not be ignored.

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