Second striker for Atletico Madrid. A replacement of the sort after Mandzukic joined Juventus. FC Porto and Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal for Colombian striker Jackson Martinez.
The deal worth €35 million was finalized on Tuesday, and despite interest from AC Milan, Martinez signed for Atletico when they showed interest and will be with them for four years.
“It was finalised today,” Luiz Henrique Pompeo told AS. “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 the second striker Atletico have signed this summer, following the arrival of Luciano Vietto from Villarreal.