The special one has chosen to look at his former club in search of a striker. The Portuguese has his eyes on F.C Porto’s goalscoring machine, Jackson Martínez. The striker has been on spectacular form for the Portuguese outfit in the Primeira Liga and in the UEFA Champions League. In the league, the Colombian international has 18 goals in 27 appearances, while before their exit at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League, he raked in a total of 7 goals in 7 matches. The Porto captain was once a transfer target by Chelsea in late 2013 when Mou just returned to the side. This summer transfer window seems another opportunity for the player to play in the EPL.
The EPL winners are planning to let go of ageing Drogba and injury-plagued Remy, and in turn wants a quality striker to add to the attack force. Jackshow, who has been also linked with Liverpool and Barcelona in the past, has admitted he is on his way out of the Portuguese outfit once the season comes to an end, and Chelsea are waiting for the summer transfer to open and make a move for him. Porto are aware of his imminent departure and are reportedly in talks with Celta Vigo forward, Nolito as key replacement for the talisman.
The both-feet striker will cost Chelsea £40 million pounds, and Porto’s president, Pinto da Costa has said concerning his transfer;
“Jackson almost left last summer but we agreed he’d stay one more year. If somebody pays [his value] he will go.”
He will come as a great addition to Chelsea’s forward line. And he fits the mould of the attacker Mourinho has declared wanted for signing in preparation for the coming campaign. Strong, fit and with an eye on goal always.