Jackson Martinez' agent says the reported interest from Chelsea Football Club is, in fact, true but says Martinez is happy at the Vicente Calderon and is keen to make a better impression on the fans and the football club. Martinez scored just twice in 11 league games before sustaining an ankle injury on duty with Colombia that has kept him our for several weeks. The striker is ready for action as Atletico return from their brief winter break to play Rayo Vallecano on December 30th, however, despite the speculation.
According to the Daily Mirror, Martinez is being watched closely by Chelsea's London neighbours, Tottenham Hotspurs, also and that they have been alerted to the availability of the striker. Mauricio Pochettino has said he would like to bring a striker in to give Harry Kane a breather every now and again but Jackson Martinez, presumably, has bigger ambitions than to sit on the bench waiting for Harry Kane to get tired.
Martinez' agent was speaking to the Spanish media and when asked about the Chelsea links, Henrique Pompeo told AS, "I can't say it's a lie. This is football and nobody knows what the future holds."
He continued, "Jackson wants to be a success at Atletico, and he will be, but it's the club that decides his future."