Tottenham fans react to Jackson Martinez speculation

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Jackson Martinez on loan from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on speculation that the club are interested in Jackson Martinez.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham want to sign the striker on loan from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window for the rest of the season.

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea are also claimed to be interested in the Colombia international.

Martinez joined Atletico from Portuguese giants FC Porto in the summer transfer window. The 29-year-old was expected to be a huge hit in Spain, but he has yet to hit top form for the Madrid outfit.

The former Independiente Medellin star has scored just two goals and created only six chances in 11 La Liga appearances so far this season.

Martinez has a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 53%, and has won 16 headers, six dribbles and two tackles.

Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the prospect of Martinez moving to White Hart Lane next month.

Spurs supporters have also given their thoughts on the matter on HITC Sport.

Below are some of the best comments:

Hotspurforever: “It’s a good idea to get him on board for a loan deal for the remaining half of the season. It will be great if we can get this done as soon as possible, provided that Poch wants him and the report is true that we are going in for Jackson Martinez. Hopefully, Poch relationship with Diego Simeone will do us a favour over Chelsea.”

Jonesy: “No brainer, get him to the Lane on loan PDQ. How likely though?”

John Peddubriwny: “Not sure what to make of this rumour.It certainly doesn't fit with MoPo's comments about shopping local, but then again, nobody can be trusted when it comes to transfer rumours. Certainly, if he's half the player he was at Porto, he might even compete with Kane.”

JoeSpur: “We should have signed him 3 or 4 years ago, under AVB or Redknapp. I wouldn't want him now, not as a permanent signing anyway. A loan deal till the end of the season would be nice and would probably suit all parties.

"At 29 he should be at his peak but it looks like he's already had that and is now past his best. I know form is temporary and a good player will always be good, but he's not exactly one for the future and he will also need to adapt. The time and money could definitely be spent better elsewhere.”

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