Guangzhou Evergrande breaks tranfer record to sign Jackson Martinez

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Atletico Madrid striker has completed a €42 million (£32m) move to Chinese club .

The Colombia international, who has previously been linked with Premier League sides including Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea, only joined Atletico Madrid from Porto last summer for a fee of £24.8m.

Despite Diego Simeone’s side challenging Barcelona for the La Liga title this season, Martinez has struggled to make an impact at the Vicente Calderon – scoring just two goals in 15 league appearances.

The 29-year-old becomes the latest high profile player to leave Europe for the Chinese Super League, including Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires and the likes of Fredy Guarin and former Arsenal winger Gervinho.

Martinez will play under former Chelsea and Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari who took the helm of the club last summer.

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