Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have been long-term admirers of Jackson Martinez who plays for FC Porto. The Columbian striker has an excellent track record and is a renowned goal scorer in amongst Europe's elite.

He is valued at around £27.5 million and has already scored 16 goals in 21 appearances in the Primeira Liga this term. He has six goals in the Champions League and overall he boasts a goal scoring record of 85 goals in 120 games for Porto.

He is the captain of his club and was involved in his national team's successful run in the World Cup, scoring two goals in the process.

Martinez, 28, has been linked with many clubs in the past couple of seasons such as Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich but these two clubs are set to table their bids in the summer.

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With the futures of Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao uncertain, he could be the replacement that Louis Van Gaal is looking for.

Manchester United were rumoured to have sent scouts out to watch him in the 2-0 victory over Moreirense recently with the striker getting on the score sheet and having a very good game in the process. His goal exercised his typical predatory instincts as he reacted quickly to fire his shot past the goalkeeper.

Spurs have young Harry Kane in attack but back up is hard to find, as they have Roberto Soldado who has struggled to find the net since his big money move and they have Emmanuel Adebayor who has also been rumoured to be leaving recently. They certainly need a player of Martinez's calibre to help Kane in the Spurs' attack and he is exactly the type of player they need to progress to the next level.

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Martinez is a big, strong forward with the fantastic attributes needed to play as a lone striker and in a pair. He can hold the ball up, he is quick and he has a lethal finish. His style of play will suit the Premier League and a bid in the region of £25-£30 million will be sure to tempt the Portuguese giants.

Whether Spurs and United can complete a deal in the summer is a mystery but they are both after strikers and he fits the bill. #Football