Jackson Martinez makes €42m switch from Atletico Madrid to China
Guangzhou Evergrande have signed striker Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of €42 million, the Chinese club confirmed on Wednesday.
Guangzhou Evergrande have signed striker Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid for a bumper transfer fee of €42 million, the south China club confirmed on Wednesday.
The Colombia international, who has inked a four-year deal, will link up with fellow South Americans Paulinho and Ricardo Goulart in the Luiz Felipe Scolari-coached side.
"Once he has had medical clearance, he will fly directly to Dubai on Feb. 9 to join his team mates for winter training in preparation for the new season," the Chinese Super League club said on its website (gzevergrandefc.com).
The 29-year-old joins Guangzhou only seven months after being transferred to Atletico from Porto last July for around €35 million.
He scored only two goals in 15 appearances at the Spanish club.
"Martinez's recruitment is not only in full accordance with our requirements of 'bringing in the world's top 20 players', it's also another step forward in our second five-year master-plan," the club said.