Report: Arsenal closing in on €34.4m signing

Hey, it could just be paper talk. But it makes the cut at soccersweep because this is a player that Arsenal could definitely use.

The Express reports:

ARSENAL are closing in on a £24.7million (€34.4m) deal for Porto striker Jackson Martinez.

Martinez: Mustard

Martinez: Mustard

That is the figure which will apparently trigger his release clause. And, what a player he could be for Arsenal. 10 in 35 games for Colombia, 187 goals in 344 club games, including 92 goals in just 132 games for Porto.

At 28 his signing may be seen as something of a gamble as Martinez hasn’t played inE England. But it’s possibly even more remarkable that he hasn’t already played at the very top level in his club career. Because he looks as if he was born to score goals. Quick, powerful and composed, Martinez could end up being the player who can win the tightest of games for Arsenal.

FINAL WORD: Arsenal definitely need another goalscorer. Giroud and Welbeck will score past the lesser sides with ease but they have struggled against top opposition. Martinez could be the man to change that and is worth the gamble.

Let’s see him in action. Arsenal fans: keen?


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