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Spurs and Reds target needs €40m bid to move

Jackson Martinez will only move if his release clause is met

By | 31st July 2013
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FC Porto’s Jackson Martinez, who is reportedly attracting interest this summer from English clubs Liverpool and Tottenham as well as Italian side Napoli, will remain at Porto unless his €40 million release clause is met by his suitors. In recent weeks Napoli have been heavily favored to secure his services after launching a £31.8 million bid for the forward but their hopes were lowered when the player’s agent came forward and alerted all potential buyers that Porto will not sell below the release clause.

“There’s an agreement with the player, but we’re missing one (an agreement) with Porto and the club don’t want to sell him,” his agent told the press, according to Goal.com.

“The only way it could happen in my opinion is that they pay the €40 million release clause, otherwise he won’t leave.”

According to The Express, the player has already agreed to terms with Napoli, reaching a five year deal paying £33,000-a-week.

With no club yet coming to an agreement with Porto on a selling price, Premier League top four hopefuls Liverpool and Spurs will be watching the situation closely after showing prior interest in Martinez. With rumors swirling about Gareth Bale moving to Real and Luis Suarez potentially moving to Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool may soon have the funds available to cash in on the fearsome targetman.

The highly productive forward was able to net an impressive 26 goals in 20 league games last year in his first campaign with the Portuguese side, garnering a host of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Porto has seen many other high profile players move on in recent years with the likes of Falcao, James Rodriguez, João Moutinho, and Hulk departing for other clubs.



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