Arsenal transfers: Porto’s Jackson Martinez eyes London move
Arsenal transfers: Porto striker Jackson Martinez hints at a potential move to Chelsea or the Gunners in January window
Jackson Martinez admits he would like to join Arsenal or Chelsea in the January transfer window.
The Ecuador international has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks after scoring 12 goals in 14 appearances this season.
When I was a child I rooted for Chelsea and Arsenal
The Porto man has been touted as the answer to Chelsea’s goal-scoring woes, with Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres failing to find their form.
And the 27-year-old forward, who has scored 38 goals in 44 appearances since moving to Porto, has talked up a potential move to English top-flight.
“Where would I like to play?” Martinez told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “When I was a child I rooted for Chelsea and Arsenal.
“I think the best championships are La Liga, the Premier League and Bundesliga, which has grown much in recent years.
“But I also really like Serie A and have many friends in Italy.”
He added: “My £34million buy-out clause seems a huge amount.
“In one year my value has exploded. I did not expect to do so well.”