According to reports in Spain, there are chances for a swap deal linking Atletico Madrid’s sticker Jackson Martinez and Chelsea’s Diego Costa.
With more sources currently revealing that the Colombian international could be on his way to England with both Chelsea and Tottenham being his potential destinations and are ready to battle for his services, his agent has today given reports that seem to have added fuel to the rumors. In regard to the speculations on the Blue’s interest in the striker, his agent ,Henrique Pompeo, told AS – a Spanish newspaper: “I can’t say it’s a lie, this is football and nobody knows what the future holds, what I can say is that Jackson isn’t a player who leaves a club unless it’s through the front door.”
Jackson Martinez who was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal from Porto last summer, but chose a £29 million move to Atletico Madrid, has failed to make a significant influence at Vicente Calderon. Martinez who has found himself battling for game time with the undisputed top man Antoine Griezmann and the likes of Luciano Vietto, Angel Correa and Fernando Torres, has just managed to score 3 goals in 12 games for Diego Simeone’s Atletico this season.
As his current terrible goal coring reputation continues to be a drawback for the Spanish giants, after departing Porto with a record of 92 goals in 132 appearances, the 29 year old would probably want to welcome the opportunity of regular football as he fights to settle himself at the Vicente Calderon.
Other reports have also revealed that manager Diego Simeone may be keen to consider offers for Colombian international and Tottenham seem to have joined Chelsea in the race. Mauricio Pochettino, according to the report, is keen to strengthen is forward options so as to rest Harry Kane, who has continued to show great performance this season.
Although approving Chelsea’s interest in the 29 year old striker, Pompeo maintained that his client was happy at Vicente Calderon and was firm to prove his value. “He made a decision and he’s very happy in Madrid, he loves the club, although obviously he would have preferred to have got off to a different start on a personal level, but he’s happy for the squad because things are going well,” Pompeo added.