Mauricio Pochettino may want to think again about bringing the striker to White Hart Lane…
Porto forward Jackson Martinez has been labelled as a similar type of player to Roberto Soldado by South American football expert Tim Vickery, reports the Daily Express.
Arsenal and Tottenham have both been rumoured to be looking to strengthen their front lines by signing the Colombian. He has scored an impressive 85 goals in 120 appearances for the Portuguese giants, but the North London rivals are still being warned about signing the 28-year-old.
The player has been likened to Spurs flop Soldado, with his low work rate part of the reason why. If they were to sign the forward, both Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino would hope that Martinez doesn’t end up like the Spaniard. The 29-year-old has managed just seven goals in 44 games for the White Hart Lane outfit after arriving for £26 million in 2013.
Vickery said, “He is an out-and-out goalscorer, but he doesn’t do a great deal else. Tottenham are one of the clubs that have looked at him and Spurs fans might be a little bit scarred with the word ‘Soldado’, because he is that kind of player.”
He added, “You give him enough chances in the box and he’ll attack them, whether that be on his left or right foot or in the air. But he doesn’t do a great deal, other than putting the ball in the net, so if he’s not doing that you’re not getting much else. And at the age his is now, there’s no real sell-on value for him either.”