Who is Jackson Martinez? Well he is the man who has scored eleven goals in his first twelve League outings for FC Porto, he is a striker who is tipped to be one of the finest around and is attracting interest from the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and of course the European Champions Chelsea. And he is an international team-mate of the worlds most sought after man, Radamel Falcao.
He isn’t the biggest name in the footballing community, and Martinez might not be the man that you would expect to show up at your club and command the respect because of what he has achieved, but he is a goal-scorer and that is what the blues need.
Not many players get linked with Barcelona and Chelsea without having something special, and the 26-year-old looks like he has got something up his sleeve that will make any defender stand up and take notice.
However, he is happy at his current club and has not been bothered by the speculation linking him with a move away from Portugal.
According to Sky Sports he said: “Chelsea and Barcelona? Sincerely I have not spoken with anybody but this is a good signal about my performances in the Portuguese Liga.
“Rumours are normal because I am working with success in Porto and scoring goals but I am calm, if the papers say there are offers that does not worry me.
“Now I am focused exclusively on my work for Porto, I prefer to ignore the rumours about clubs being interested.”
The fact that he just wants to keep his head down and improve, shows just what kind of player he is, and wants to be. And although he isn’t the name everybody wants, he will surely do a better job than our current striker Fernando Torres.