Former Sheffield United target Roger Martinez admits he’s still interested in a move to Europe.
Currently playing for Club America in Mexico, Martinez was linked with a transfer to the Blades over the summer by El Deportivo.
AS claimed it would cost around £15m to sign the Colombia international – who had just won the Mexican Champions Cup at the time.
In the end the move did not materialise, but Martinez is still keen on playing European football.
“It is obvious that there is always the dream of going to Europe like any soccer player,” the 25-year-old was quoted by Futbol Total.
“I told him that if there was an opportunity I wanted to go because it’s a dream for anyone to be in Europe. But now I’m in America and if I wasn’t happy, I wouldn’t be here anymore.”
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Although born in Colombia, Martinez’ early career was in Argentina. The striker remained in the country before a switch to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning in 2016.
Martinez did eventually get his desired move to Europe when he joined Villarreal. Yet his time in Spain did not work out as planned with one goal in nine appearances.
After that Martinez moved to America. The Yellow Submarine still own 50 per cent of his sports rights and would therefore be entitled to a fee if the forward were to move.
On the international stage he has 11 caps for his country. Martinez’ only goal for the nation to date came against Argentina during the 2019 Copa America.
As yet there has been no concrete evidence of a bid or even an enquiry from the Blades. But if they were interested Martinez is clearly ready to make the move to Europe.
United have recently been linked with a new forward. The Sun claims they are considering a £15m bid for Brentford’s Ollie Watkins.