Tottenham Hotspur are set to beat several top Eurpoean clubs in the race to sign Porto striker Jackson Martinez, according to Spanish media Fichajes.
Jackson Martinez has been linked strongly with a move away from Portuguese side but the reports have always proved to be rumours in the end. But now it seems to be a real interest between the clubs over the move of the Colombian striker.
Spurs will be short of strikers as they have already planned to offload Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor in the summer. Martinez decided to stay at Porto in the past but now is set to move to England but after this season.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool were also interested several times in his move in the past. Serie A side AC Milan have also been linked with him, however they are unable to pay his transfer fee.
However, Spurs will have to play with Harry Kane for the remainder of the season as the Colombian wants to complete this season in Portugal.
Martinez is a proven goal machine. The 28-year-old has netted 80 goals in 115 appearances for Porto since his move in 2012. He has netted 20 goals in 24 appearances so far this season.
Columnist: Stevan Jones