Arsenal ‘open talks’ to complete first summer signing?

Jackson MartinezArsenal fans finally a smile on their faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim they could well be set to sign Jackson Martinez.

The Gunners have reportedly opened talks with Porto to sign the Colombian international who Arsene Wenger wants to land for around £20 million.

Over a pint and a game of pool with out landlord, the talk turns to Arsene Wenger and the relief that he finally seems to be signing players after the Gunners supporters began to get worried that this would be a repeat of last summer.

Martinez is hitting the headlines for Colombia at the minute and is valued by Porto at around £35 million.

This is a figure that Wenger thinks is a bit too much and despite watching the forward star for the last 18 months, it is an amount that the Frenchman would not be keen on shelling out.

Given how well Martinez is doing in Brazil, we think Wenger needs to get moving sharpish before another club comes in and swoops for the star!

Arsenal fans. Would you pay over the odds to sign a player who is only going to get more popular as the summer goes on? Let us know you thoughts below.

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