Porto President, Pinto da Costa, has confirmed that Jackson Martinez has chosen to join AC Milan and the deal has been done.
AC Milan have won the race to sign Jackson Martinez in a £25.5million deal, a sum that met the Colombian’s release clause.
The Porto striker was prolific in Portugal, scoring 67 goals in his three seasons at the club after joining from Mexican club, Chiapas.
Arsene Wenger has been heavily linked with a bid for the player and admitted his admiration for Martinez.
“He has top physical strengths. Hugely efficient, he is the kind of player who can make room for himself in the box,” Wenger said way back in February.
“He could play in the Premier League because he has the body to make the difference. He uses it in a very intelligent way. He has a very short back lift and he’s a very good finisher. He’s on the list of many clubs, you know that.”
The deal is yet another in a long line that has seen Porto establish itself firmly as the best club in the transfer market in world football. The sale of Martinez means they have made over a colossal £540million in players sales since the 2004/05 season. £540million. Yet they continue to be competitive in both their domestic league as well as the Champions League.
Martinez is currently at the Copa America with Colombia, but the deal is expected to be finalised when he returns.