Jackson Martinez finally confirmed he will join Atletico Madrid after turning down an offer from Milan. “I’m very excited.”
The Porto striker was allowed to leave if a club paid his €35m release clause, so with both sides prepared to cough up, ultimately the decision was down to him.
“It’s all ready. I’m going to enjoy spending some time with my family for now and then travel to Spain to introduce myself to my new club,” said Martinez after Colombia’s Copa America defeat to Argentina on penalties.
“I’m very excited about taking this step with Atletico Madrid. It’s a new challenge in my career and I hope things turn out very well for me there.
“I’m joining with the promise of contributing to ensure the club follows their evolution.”
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