Atletico Madrid confirm Colombian striker Jackson Martinez signing

Jul 16, 2015, 20:45 IST | IANS

Madrid: Spanish club Atletico Madrid has confirmed the signing of Colombian international striker Jackson Martinez from Portuguese club FC Porto.

Atletico Madrid confirm Colombian striker Jackson Martinez signingColombia's forward Jackson Martinez eyes the ball during the 2015 Copa America football championship match against Peru, in Temuco, Chile. Pic/AFP

The confirmation was made two weeks after the Portuguese club had confirmed his sale and almost a month after Martinez himself had said he was moving to Spain, reports Xinhua.

The confirmation from Atletico came late on Wednesday with an official communique saying they had paid his 35 million euros ($39 million) buyout clause.

Atletico confirmed that Martinez, who scored 32 goals for Porto in the 2014-15 season, had signed a four-year contract with the club to become their third major signing of the summer following the arrival of forwards, Ferreira Carrasco and Luciano Vietto.

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