Colombian Striker Martinez Joins Atletico Madrid


Posted: July 22, 2015

Updated: July 22, 2015

28-year-old Colombian striker Martinez has completed his move to the Spanish club for a fee reported to be worth EUR 35m.

Jackson Martinez has landed in Spain ahead of his big summer move to Atletico Madrid. Reports from mobile betting providers suggest that the striker arrived in Madrid on Tuesday to finalize the deal. Los Rojiblancos are acquiring the services of Martinez to replace their former striker Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian international recently joined the Italian club Juventus FC.

Atletico Madrid’s sporting director Jose Cruz Perez announced the new signing on the club’s website. The 47-year-old boss stated, “We are delighted with his signing because he is a football player used to competing at a top level in Porto and has shone brightly in important competitions such as the Champions League.”

Colombian striker Martinez wards off comparison with Radamel Falcao

Reports from Spanish newspaper AS stated that Martinez has shrugged off comments comparing him to his international team mate Radamel Falcao. The new Chelsea forward, who also joined Atletico Madrid from Porto in 2011, recorded huge success at the Spanish club. According to news from online betting sites, Colombian striker Martinez remarked “Falcao is Falcao and Jackson is Jackson, like you are a journalist and there are others. I’ll try to do well.”

Jackson Martinez signed for FC Porto in 2012. Since then the Colombian striker Martinez has become an amazing player for the Portuguese side. News from mobile casinos report that Martinez bagged 92 goals in his 133 appearances for FC Porto. The new signing will join the list potent forwards such as Radamel Falcao, Fernando Torres and Diego Forlan, who were all quality strikers for Atletico Madrid.

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