Porto striker Jackson Martinez has suggested he will be open to a move to another league during the January transfer window – after recent reports claimed Liverpool are interested in securing his services.
The Colombian international moved to Porto in July 2012 and has since managed to replace current Manchester United star Radamel Falcao, scoring 77 goals in 107 games in all competitions and catching the eyes of a number of big European clubs.
Arsenal and Chelsea were heavily linked with the 28-year-old last summer before signing Danny Welbeck and Diego Costa while recent reports claimed Liverpool are considering to finally bring him to the Premier League during the January transfer window.
With Mario Balotelli failing to make the impact expected at Anfield since his £16m move to Merseyside, Brendan Rodgers is said to be keen on the Colombian to fill the void left by Luis Suarez's departure to Barcelona.
Martinez himself, who has a £28m release clause at the Portuguese side, has now added fuel to the speculation claiming that even though he is happy at Porto, he is likely to have a new experience in another league and once the transfer window opens he may consider a move.
"Every player has his own aspirations. When the transfer window arrives I will be able to think about playing in other leagues," he said to Marca.
"Right now I am focused on following my path in this club, trying to do my best, and [a possible move] will come as a result of that."
The striker has already netted 12 goals this season, including four in the Champions League, proving once again his reputation as one of the most clinical strikers in the world.
"It has not been an easy road, but it has proved to be very successful. I have evolved a lot since I came to Porto and I've grown a lot as a player.
"I am happy here [at Porto]. I am happy where my family is quiet and I can enjoy playing football. This is happening here in Porto."