Manchester United plot move for Jackson Martinez
Manchester United have joined the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Monaco in the race to sign Porto’s gifted striker, Jackson Martinez.
Portuguese newspaper ‘A Bola‘ has reported today that the Colombian striker is among the potential transfer targets for Manchester United to strengthen their attack.
United have had a poor campaign this season, and are currently lying seventh in the table. Manager David Moyes will be given a transfer war-chest in the summer, and although defence and midfield are the main areas where he should be looking to make necessary reinforcements, a move to bolster his attacking options is also on the cards.
Chelsea and Arsenal are also thought to be interested Jackson, with reports emerging back in November claiming that Blues’ manager Jose Mourinho had travelled to Brussels to watch Jackson play a starring role in Colombia’s 2-0 victory over Belgium.
Arsenal have also been monitoring the forward’s situation, as manager Arsene Wenger looks to take the pressure off the heavily relied upon Olivier Giroud.
With Javier Hernandez almost guaranteed to leave in the summer and growing uncertainty over the future of Robin van Persie, the United management has already started planning for a summer striker swoop.
Jackson is an out-and-out goal scorer, a front-to-goal centre-forward who can finish with both feet, and despite only being in his second season in the jersey of Porto, and has managed to score a whopping 54 goals in just 80 appearances.
The 27-year-old has also represented Colombia’s national team since 2009, where he has gained 25 caps and scored 8 goals so far.