Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao could be set to help Premier League rivals Tottenham by joining former club FC Porto this summer, freeing up the sale of Jackson Martinez, who has been linked with a move to North London.
Falcao’s season-long loan from AS Monaco hasn’t been as successful as United fans would have hoped and the Colombian striker is likely to return to his parent club in France before being sold again.
Former club FC Porto are keen on a £22 million move for the 29-year-old striker, according to Fichajes.net, and his signing would allow Jackson Martinez to move on after three successful seasons in Portugal.
Spurs have been linked with Martinez for some time and the player is reportedly keen on a move to White Hart Lane as he knows he would see regular first-team action – something Liverpool and Arsenal, two clubs monitoring the Colombian, could not offer.
The 28-year-old goal machine scored against Bayern Munich in Wednesday night’s 3-1 Champions League win and has scored seven goals in nine appearances in Europe’s elite competition this season.
He has netted an impressive 87 goals in 126 Porto appearances during his three years at the club but could be on the move if any side is willing to offer £27.5 million for his services, as that is the amount reported to be needed to match the release clause in his contract.
Spurs will need attacking reinforcements this summer as Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado could be heading out the exit doors and Harry Kane cannot be expected to lead the line on his own for a whole season.
Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League could be a factor as Martinez will be keen to remain in the competition he has scored 12 goals in 21 appearances in.
Should Spurs make a move to sign Jackson Martinez this summer? Is he the striker they need to push them on a level?