Report explains why Tottenham are not prioritising deal for Jackson Martinez

Tottenham are not pushing to sign Jackson Martinez.

Tottenham are not looking at Jackson Martinez as a priority transfer target, the Daily Mail reports.

It is stated that Martinez has been offered to Spurs, with the striker’s representatives handing a proposal to Daniel Levy. Martinez was to leave Atletico Madrid after just six months, and Spurs are known to be in the market for a new striker.

However, the Lilywhites have major reservations about moving for the Colombian international, for two specific reasons.

Firstly, he does not match the profile of player that Mauricio Pochettino wants in North London. He is 29-years-old, and Pochettino wants energetic players under the age of 27 who can perform with excellent fitness levels in Pochettino’s system.

Secondly, the asking price for Martinez is said to be over the £20 million mark, which Spurs are unwilling to pay for a player of his age. Levy and Pochettino have spent over a season-and-a-half trimming down the Spurs squad to represent financial stability, and Martinez would break that structure.

However it is also stated that Spurs will continue to hold an interest in Martinez, and they will consider going back in for him should no other striker targets become available before the end of this month.

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