White Hart Lane side look to use flop forward in bid to land in-form striker…
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will seek to use flop forward Roberto Soldado as a makeweight in a big money move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez according to the Daily Mail.
The in-form Colombian is a much sought after property though the White Hart Lane side will look to keep the cost of any such move down and will hope that a £20m plus Soldado bid would suffice.
Martinez has racked up a very healthy 77 goals in 111 appearances since moving to Portugal in July 2012 but having seen FC Porto lose their Primeira Liga title to arch rivals Benfica last term, and lagging behind the Eagles this term, the powerful marksman may be open to a fresh challenge.
Soldado has proven a big costly mistake thus far, indeed the £26m fee invested in the Spanish international may be part of the reason why chairman Daniel Levy would be unwilling to fork out a straight cash fee for Martinez but one wonders how tempting the addition of a Spurs forward who has scored just three goals from open play in 38 Premier League appearances would be.