Arsenal set to sign 22-goal attacking star

Arsenal are ready to offer £25.4m for Porto’s Jackson Martinez, which is a bid the Portuguese giants are willing to accept, according to reports from The Metro.

The Colombia international has emerged as a target for the Gunners in recent times despite the improved form of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck’s arrival last year, as the Gunners step up their plans for the coming transfer window.

Martinez has been one of European football’s most feared marksmen since his 2012 arrival from Mexican side Chiapas, netting over 60 goals in just shy of 100 appearances.

He has 26 in league, cup and continental action this term to boot, and has already talked up a potential switch away from Porto when the current campaign ends.

Now reports claim that Arsenal are ready to offer him an escape route, with a £25.4m bid being readied.

And should this sum be sent to the Estadio do Dragao, the club will be keen to so business, even though it falls short of his £29m release clause.


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