Jackson Martínez ran for Portimonense SC last season. The fact that the team had to move into the second division in the end was not least due to the 33-year-old’s jams. Martínez was able to contribute only one goal in 24 league games.

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How it will continue for the striker is open. He won’t stay with Portimonense. The end of a career was also an issue recently, because Martínez has had problems with his ankle for a long time. But a future in the Bundesliga also seems conceivable, as adviser Gustavo Gallo explains to ‘Gol Caracol’:

“We talked for a long time and I told him that there was an opportunity in Stuttgart that he liked. And if he likes that, then he doesn’t think about retiring yet. “

Chance and risk

VfB is still looking for new staff for the offensive. Mario Gómez has retired and Nicólas González is aiming for a change. Martínez, who scored 92 goals in 136 games for Porto in his prime, could only be scheduled as a standby professional. He cannot always play because of the ankle problems. “He is honest and has told the clubs that he has to take it easy and train individually”, so Gallo.

Martínez himself also addresses his health restrictions: “Continuing to play is a risk for me. In this condition I cannot play the way I would like to “. At VfB, you should therefore carefully consider whether the opportunity or risk would be greater with a commitment. After all: The (ex) goal scorer does not cost a fee.