Despite Napoli current going through a lack of striker depth, the Serie A club isn’t interested in acquiring Jackson Martinez.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Napoli’s current striker crisis will not be rectified with the purchase of former Porto star Jackson Martinez.
With the loss of star striker Arkadiusz Milik to an ACL injury, and Manolo Gabbiadini struggling for both form as well as goals the club need reinforcements as soon as possible.
As a result Napoli have been linked to a plethora of options ranging from the possible, to the very absurd.
One such name is Guangzhou Evergrande’s Jackson Martinez, but this option has been turned down as a possibility.
Martinez was being chased by Napoli when Riccardo Bigon was still director of sport at the club.
The issue lies in the players wages demands which are in excess of €10-11 million, a figured deemed to high for a 30 year old who failed to light up Spain.
Additionally Martinez owns his image rights, which is another issue given that Napoli to have a say in that regard.