Colombian attacker Jackson Martinez, who currently plays for Mexico’s Jaguares de Chiapas, has rebuffed rumors he is about to join England’s Liverpool F.C., according to news agency Radio Santa Fe.
Martinez also denied reports the “Reds” had already spent a huge sum of money to secure his signature.
The comment came after Mexican sports journalist Jorge Zambrano claimed the premier league club had already paid some of Martinez’s transfer fee, saying “The board of directors at Liverpool in England have paid three of nine million dollars,” adding “now I can safely say Jackson is a Liverpool player.”
The Colombian international said no such transaction had taken place and vowed to fulfill his contract at Jaguares, saying “The most important thing right now is to fulfill my role with Jaguares in the Clausura [league competition], and then discuss our future.”
Martinez added, “I would like this to be solved. In reality this is an awkward situation (…) People spoke [Monday] to me from my country to congratulate me on my move to Liverpool (…) Until now there has been nothing. I spoke over the phone to [Jaguares president] Guillermo Cantu and asked him to be transparent with me, I am still waiting for news.”
If the rumors prove true, Martinez would become the second Colombian to play in the Premier League, joining Wigan Athletic’s Hugo Rodallega.