Colombian hitman to become the latest big money buy for Italians.
Porto striker Jackson Martinez is set to become Napoli’s latest signing after the player’s agent claimed that the player had agreed personal terms at the club, but has warned that they will have to meet his €40 million buy out clause first, Sky Sports reports.
The Colombian international has reportedly emerged as the latest target for new Napoli coach Rafael Benitez, who has already reinvested part of the €64 million fee paid by Paris Saint-Germain for striker Edinson Cavani by bringing in Gonzalo Higuain and Raul Albiol from Real Madrid, and Dries Mertens from PSV Eindhoven.
And the 26-year-old’s agent, Manuel Manzo, has insisted the player is eager to continue his career in Serie A, he did stress Porto are unwilling to part with a man who scored 26 league goals in his maiden season in Portugal.
“There’s an agreement with the player, but we’re missing one with Porto and the club don’t want to sell him,” He told Sky Sport Italia.
“The only way it could happen in my opinion is that they pay the 40million euro release clause, otherwise he won’t leave.”
League champions Porto are desperately keen to hold onto their star players after seeing midfielders James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho join big-spending Monaco earlier on in the summer.