Report: Tottenham target shock January loan deal for Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are targeting Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez - and could pursue a loan deal in January.

Spurs are just six points off top spot in the Premier League after hammering Norwich City 3-0 on Saturday afternoon, with a Harry Kane brace and a Tom Carroll goal securing victory.

With the unpredictable nature of the Premier League this season, Spurs may not only be challenging for a Champions League place, but possibly for the title too - but manager Mauricio Pochettino may need more firepower at his disposal, given that he is one Harry Kane injury away from disaster.

Now, The Mirror report that Tottenham are interested in Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez, who has struggled to find his feet in the Spanish capital having signed from Porto over the summer.

The 29-year-old has hit just three goals in 15 games this term, and manager Diego Simeone - who played alongside Spurs boss Pochettino for Argentina during the late 1990's and early 2000's - is willing to let him leave on loan during the January transfer window.

That is unsurprisingly interesting Spurs, with Martinez offering a proven goalscoring record, having smashed 92 goals in 132 games for Porto, whilst they also wouldn't have to pay a huge fee to land the Colombian, instead taking him on loan.

It's also stated that Chelsea are interested in Martinez, who has long been linked with a move to the Premier League due to his pace, power and ability in front of goal - and now could be the time for him to finally join an English club, with Tottenham allegedly near the front of queue for his signature.

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