Manchester United are 5/1 favourites to clinch the signature of Jackson Martinez after it emerged that he will be leaving FC Porto at the end of the season.
Martinez has proven himself to be one of the most prolific strikers in Europe and has attracted the attention of the Premier League’s biggest clubs with a tremendous scoring record which has seen him hit the back of the net some 85 over the last three seasons.
There has been speculation regarding his future, however the 28-year-old has made it clear that he is anxious to move to pastures new.
“I am clear that next summer will surely be my departure for a new club,” he stated.
“For now I have my mind set on defending this Porto shirt with professionalism.
“I cannot say a league or team in particular. There is much speculation and rumours always come around my transfer. To tell you the truth, I do not know which teams are asking for my services because I have asked my agent not to talk to me about these possibilities. I need to focus in Porto.
“The summer will come and I will find my way out. England, Italy? Maybe, but for now I do not know.”
Manchester United have emerged as frontrunner for the Columbia international’s signature after they sent a scout to see him in action against Moreirense last weekend. Spurs are also contenders at 8/1 with Liverpool and Chelsea up for grabs at 10/1.
5/1 Manchester United
8/1 Tottenham Hotspur
12/1 Manchester City