Jackson Martinez now a free agent

Former Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez is now a free agent after being released from his contract by Guangzhou Evergrande.

The Colombian international spent six months with Los Rojiblancos before joining the Chinese Super League club in January 2016 but has endured an injury nightmare since.

The 31-year-old netted only four goals with the Far East club and now Marca report he has been released from his contract and is now a free agent.

Atleti sold Martinez for €42m, less than half a year after securing his signature from FC Porto in a €35m deal the previous summer.

The striker struggled with Diego Simeone’s side, netting just three goals across 22 matches and failed to settle following his move from the Portuguese giants.

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