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Porto confirm Jackson Martinez will join Atletico Madrid

Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2015 by Goal.com82 hits

The Portuguese club have confirmed the striker will depart after Atletico agreed to pay his €35 million release clause Porto have confirmed Atletico Madrid have agreed to pay Jackson Martinez's €35 million release clause. The player's agent revealed last week that the 28-year-old would move to the Vicente Calderon after rejecting the chance to join AC Milan. A statement on P...Full Story »

Martinez keen on Singapore trip

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by Foxsports.com54 hits

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is looking forward to seeing how his side do in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore. They open the tournament against Stoke City on July 15 at the Singapore National Stadium and will then face either Arsenal or a Singapore Select XI on July 18 at the same venue.  Martinez feels that the tournament is the perfect platform to gauge just how ready they wi...Full Story »

Martinez confirms Atletico deal

Posted Sunday, June 28, 2015 by Foxsports.com50 hits

Porto striker Jackson Martinez has confirmed he will join Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal after turning down an offer from AC Milan. The La Liga club have agreed to Porto's £24.8m release clause and the Colombia striker will have some time off before heading for Spain to complete formalities on the deal. The 28-year-old look destined for a switch to AC Milan earlier in the summer be...Full Story »

Agent: Martinez moving to Atletico

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Foxsports.com137 hits

Jackson Martinez will be joining Atletico Madrid after the La Liga club agreed to a 35 million euro deal with Porto, according to his agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo. The 28-year-old striker, who is currently on international duty with Colombia in the Copa America, was initially looked set to be heading to AC Milan before Atletico made their move. "It was finalised today," Pompeo told AS. "We wan...Full Story »

Martinez happy with 'free summer'

Posted Saturday, June 13, 2015 by Foxsports.com39 hits

Roberto Martinez says a summer without a major tournament is a big advantage to getting off to a good start in the 2015/16 Premier League season. Defenders Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka and midfielder Ross Barkley were all in Brazil at the World Cup with England while goalkeeper Tim Howard was also competing with the United States 12 months ago. Jagielka and Barkley are in Slovenia with ...Full Story »

Jackson Martinez set to join top European club - agent

Posted Saturday, June 13, 2015 by Givemesport.com203 hits

Arsenal and Manchester United fans face an anxious few days after Jackson Martinez's agent revealed the striker is set to complete a transfer to one of Europe's biggest clubs. The Colombian goalscorer has been linked with a move to the Premier League for several consecutive summers after consistently impressing in the Primeira Liga for Porto. But speculation is set to come to an end in the n...Full Story »

Blues display delights Martinez

Posted Sunday, May 17, 2015 by Foxsports.com54 hits

Roberto Martinez praised his side after what he felt was a deserved 2-1 win against West Ham at Upton Park. Romelu Lukaku headed the winner in the third minute of stoppage time to give Everton the three points after Leon Osman had equalised Stewart Downing's opener for the Hammers. The Blues boss was thrilled with the display of his team across the 90 minutes though and the chances they crea...Full Story »

Everton vs Sunderland preview - Martinez sees big Black Cats threat

Posted Saturday, May 09, 2015 by PA71 hits

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is wary of the danger a relegation-threatened Sunderland pose - because he was in their position many times when in charge at Wigan. The Spaniard enjoyed a number of escapes with the Latics, memorably on the final day of the in 2010/11 campaign when they won at Stoke and even more remarkably the following season when they won seven of their last nine matches, in...Full Story »

Martinez: Early goal was key

Posted Monday, April 27, 2015 by Foxsports.com43 hits

Roberto Martinez felt Everton's early strike in their 3-0 win over Manchester United enabled his side to control the game. James McCarthy got the hosts off to the perfect start in Sunday's Premier League encounter at Goodison Park by getting on the scoresheet in the fifth minute after a speedy counter attack caught United napping. The visitors had plenty of possession but could not break dow...Full Story »

Martinez on revenge mission

Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 by Foxsports.com16 hits

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says his side have a point to prove against Manchester United on Sunday after they narrowly lost out in their first meeting earlier in the season. Everton went down 2-1 at Old Trafford last October in a match which saw England defender Leighton Baines miss the first penalty of his professional career on the stroke of half time. And two fine saves by United go...Full Story »

West Ham look to Everton boss Roberto Martinez as Allardyce replacement

Posted Sunday, April 19, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com101 hits

West Ham bosses will look to Everton manager Roberto Martinez, should they decide to get rid of controversial manager Sam Allardyce at the end of the season, according to The Express.Once a target for the England job, Allardyce is under pressure at Upton Park due to his style of football despite leading the club to potential European qualification.The Hammers enjoyed an impressive start to the...Full Story »

Everton vs Burnley preview - Burnley are fearless - Martinez

Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 by PA39 hits

Everton manager Roberto Martinez sees a fearlessness in relegation-threatened Burnley similar to that displayed by his Wigan team in surviving against the odds in the Premier League. The Clarets head to Goodison Park having beaten Manchester City, drawn against Tottenham and being narrowly defeated by Arsenal in the last month. They remain two points from safety but Martinez believes the fact ...Full Story »

Martinez rejects 'stubborn' claim

Posted Tuesday, April 07, 2015 by Foxsports.com17 hits

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has refuted suggestions he is too stubborn to adjust his tactics. The Goodison Park club have endured an indifferent Premier League season - currently lying in 11th place - and Martinez has been criticised for continuing to encourage his side to play out from the back.But the Spaniard told the Liverpool Echo: "The people who say that I am tactically not flexible...Full Story »

Almeria sack manager Martinez

Posted Monday, April 06, 2015 by Foxsports.com17 hits

Almeria have sacked coach Juan Ignacio Martinez after slipping into the La Liga relegation places. Youth coach Miguel Rivera will take charge of the first team while a replacement for Martinez is sought, with his first assignment being a trip to Barcelona on Wednesday night.Martinez, who is known in Spain as JIM and has also had stints in charge at clubs including Levante and Real Valladolid, w...Full Story »

Almeria vs Levante preview - Martinez seeks survival boost

Posted Saturday, April 04, 2015 by PA40 hits

Almeria coach Juan Ignacio Martinez believes a victory against his former club and fellow strugglers Levante would give his side "the oxygen we need to survive". The two sides are level on points in the league table, with Almeria in 18th and Levante one place above them, outside the relegation zone. "After Levante there will still be a long way to go but you can't deny that this is a game that...Full Story »

Everton vs Southampton preview - Martinez eyes strong Everton finish

Posted Saturday, April 04, 2015 by PA29 hits

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned his players against thinking the season is over with eight matches to go. Back-to-back league wins eased the growing spectre of a relegation battle and their nine-point cushion over 18th-placed Burnley means they are out of danger from that respect. With European qualification effectively out of reach the Toffees have little left to aim for, but Mart...Full Story »

Eibar vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Martinez expects tough Eibar test

Posted Friday, April 03, 2015 by PA42 hits

Rayo Vallecano defender Nacho Martinez expects a stern test when his side plays at strugglers Eibar on Friday. The Madrid outfit has won three of its last four league games to climb up to 11th place in the standings. A 1-0 triumph over Malaga in the last round lifted Rayo 10 points clear of the drop zone and just two wins away from securing another season in Spain's top flight. "We want to co...Full Story »

Martinez: Everton outstanding

Posted Monday, March 23, 2015 by Foxsports.com10 hits

Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon netted either side of Eduardo Vargas equaliser to secure victory for the Toffees. It comes just four days after Martinezs side were knocked out of the Europa League following their defeat to Dynamo Kiev. "It was an outstanding performance," Martinez told Sky Sports. "We had to adapt to the type of game it was going to be coming off the back of Europe and this se...Full Story »

Dynamo Kiev vs Everton preview - Martinez concern over Dynamo pitch

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 by PA170 hits

Everton boss Roberto Martinez feels the poor condition of the pitch at Dynamo Kiev's Olympic Stadium is "a concern" - but he is sure it will be just as problematic for one side as the other in Thursday's Europa League last-16 second-leg encounter. Rather than training on the pitch at their opponents' stadium as they normally would, Martinez's men did a session on the running track surrounding...Full Story »

Martinez wary of Kiev pitch

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Foxsports.com10 hits

Martinez's side take a 2-1 lead into the second-leg of the last-16 tie in Ukraine, but they were unable to train on the Olympic Stadium surface on Wednesday, with the turf covered by protective sheeting. They ended up working on a running track surrounding the playing surface, and Martinez admitted to being disappointed with the state of the pitch, although conceding it could adversely affect b...Full Story »

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