Martinez agent says Atletico Madrid is done deal

Madrid, June 24 (IANS) The arrival of Porto’s Colombian international striker Jackson Martinez to Atletico Madrid appears to be just a question of time after the player’s agent confirmed that he would be joining the Spanish football club.

Luiz Henrique Pompeo said that Atletico are prepared to pay Martinez’s 35 million euros buy out clause, reports Xinhua.

“The agreement was closed today. It is a very big club which has done important things in both the Spanish league and in Europe and Jackson will go there to do big things and to try and become even better,” he said, delighted to see his client join Atletico.

“He is very happy and convinced at the decision he has taken.”

Pompeo said the presence of Diego Simeone as Atletico coach had also been a factor in Martinez’s decision. “He is a winner,” he commented.

The move will be finalised between the two clubs when Colombia are either knocked out of Copa America or the tournament finishes. Martinez’s side face Argentina in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

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