Club America are ready to sell Sheffield United target Roger Martinez, reports MSN.
This comes in the wake of his side’s 5-2 defeat to Cruz Azul. After the game owner Emilio Azbarraga Jean gave an ultimatums to head coach Miguel Herrera.
Martinez was sent off during the match and was one of two players disciplined by sports director Santiago Banos.
Bruno Valdez were also reprimanded, who like Martinez, is believed to want a transfer to Europe.
The Blades made an approach for the striker during the summer but were knocked back. Now Martinez’ owners are ready to sell.
Who is Roger Martinez?
A Colombia international, the 25-year-old’s early career began in Argentina before moving to China.
Martinez has played in Europe before, but his time at Villarreal ended after just nine appearances.
Yet Martinez still has ambitions to return and play in the continent.
“It is obvious that there is always the dream of going to Europe like any soccer player,” the forward was quoted by Futbol Total.
“I told him (Herrera) that if there was an opportunity I wanted to go because it’s a dream for anyone to be in Europe.”
According to Spanish publication AS, Martinez is valued at around £15m. However, it will be interesting to see if his club actively looking to offload him will affect that.
Martinez has scored once for his country in 11 caps. His sole strike came at the 2019 Copa America.
The Blades arguably do need to bring in more firepower in January. Their current Premier League record of seven goals in eight games is the fourth worst in the division.
Yet they did break their transfer record three times this summer bringing in new attackers. Callum Robinson, Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie all arrived at Bramall Lane.
They are joined by David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp, who helped get the club promoted last season.