Arsenal Are €44m Strikers ‘Most Likely Destination’ – Report

By on June 27, 2014

According to reports, Arsenal have emerged as Jackson Martinez’s ‘most likely destination’ this summer with Arsene Wenger contemplating triggering his €44m buy-out clause.

The Colombian hitman has just enjoyed an excellent season with Porto that saw him score 20 goals in 30 league games, and he’s taken that form into the World Cup by bagging 2 goals in 3 group games to help his nation into the last 16.

A whole host of European clubs have been linked with a move for the 27-year-old this summer with Arsenal joining the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in showing an interest in luring him to England.

Martinez is understood to have stalled on signing a new contract after Porto insisted on increasing his buy-out figure to around £70m – which the striker feels would end any hope of sealing a big-money move to one of Europe’s top clubs.

This has led to speculation that the Portuguese giants are ready to cash-in and the Express claim that Arsenal have now emerged as the players most likely destination this summer.

Recent reports have suggested that Arsene wants to sign Loic Remy AND a marquee striker and Martinez is high on his hit-list. With other targets such as Karim Benzema looking out of reach, the newspaper suggests that Martinez could be a viable option and if he continues to impress in Brazil, then we could meet his £35m buy-out fee.

I personally feel £35m is a big price for a player that’s relatively unproven outside of Portugal, so it would be something of a risk to pay that kind of money, but there’s no denying his goal-scoring record has always been impressive wherever he’s played.

Career stats of 155 goals in 293 games is testament to that, so while I do think there might be better and less risky options out there, Martinez could be an excellent signing if he adapts to the Premier League quickly.


  1. samie

    June 27, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    kudos 2 all arsenal fans over the world, fnk it time we stop deceiving ur self cos was just wondering Wat the board are doing when other team are strengthening their team.

  2. samie

    June 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    kudos 2 all arsenal fans over the world, fnk it time we stop deceiving ur self cos was just wondering Wat the board are doing when other teams are strengthening their team.

  3. brian

    June 27, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    please wenger don’t buy jackson martinez he is overrated

  4. Sai C Kotha

    June 27, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    For 44 million I expect nothing less than cavani, falcao or lewandowski. Martinez did good but with 44 million you can easily buy two players of his caliber.

  5. Gab

    June 28, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Wenger is not ready to sign a good player. He has lost his sense of reasoning. Wenger should be sacked. @ least arsenal need top five players. And up till now he is unable to sign any. Useless manager of all time

  6. Jeff

    June 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Buying Jackson Martnez is a noble idea. Can add Madzukich or Loic Remy and send Sonogo and Joel on loan in the premier teams such as Everton, Newcastle and Southampton preparing them for a big welcome party

  7. Samadu kusuro

    June 29, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Wenger is just bergaining but he will rarely buy any good player.he’s old and needs an advisor.

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