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Martinez deal agreed – Pompeo

Porto striker Jackson Martinez will sign a four-year deal at Atletico Madrid after the club agreed a €35 million deal for the Colombia international with the Portuguese Primeira Liga side, according to the 28-year-old’s agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo.

Martinez, who is currently on international duty with Colombia at the 2015 South American Copa America, had looked set to for a move to Milan and was also linked with Arsenal, but now he looks set for the Spanish La Liga, and Pompeo told AS: “It was finalised today.

“We want to thank Milan for their interest right up the end, we feel very honoured by it, but you can’t be in two places at once.

“Atleti are a very big club that has done important things in the league and in Europe. Jackson is going there to also achieve great things and to bring the best out of himself.

“That’s his dream and he’s very excited. He’s really happy.”

Martinez will become Atletico’s second striker signed this summer, following the arrival of Luciano Vietto from Villarreal.

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