Reports that Colombian striker Jackson Martinez is going to be the subject of a bid from Liverpool refuse to go away, so we thought we'd find out more about the deadly frontman.
Name: Jackson Martinez
Date of birth: 03/10/86
Born: Quibdó, Colombia
International: 10 Colombia caps
DID YOU KNOW?
1) Beginning at Medellin in his native Colombia in 2004, Martinez scored 65 times in 84 league games until his departure in 2010 to Mexican side Jaguares.
2) Tim Vickery, a regular contributor to talkSPORT on all things South America said in March: “He's an out-and-out goalscorer, a front-to-goal centre-forward who can finish off both feet, and with excellent spring that makes him a threat in the air.” However, he also added that his touch and general approach play are not great.
3) He made his Colombia debut in 2009 against Ecuador, scoring to give his country the lead in a match that finished 2-0. As of 17/04/12 Martinez has five goals in 10 games for Colombia.
4) He's already the captain of his club side, a full goal scoring international and at a reported £10m, is £25m cheaper than Andy Carroll.
5) Fast, strong, tall, good in the air and so far this season in the Primera División de Mexico he has eight goals in 15 games (24/03/12), with three assists, too. Could be the perfect partner for creative genius Luis Suarez, but then again, the Premier League is miles apart from Mexico's equivalent...
“He's wanted by half of Europe, it's true. He's a major player, but the most concrete case is from Spain. Villarreal want him.”
Jackson Martinez's agent, Giovanni Fiore
"I am not in any advanced negotiations with Liverpool or Porto but I know they are personally interested. In the next few months thinks should be finalised."
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