The defender Jackson Martinez described his transfer in Guangzhou Evergrande as the best decision for himself and for his former team Atletico Madrid.
The 29-year-old Colombian has arrived in the Spanish capital in the summer, but he could not get used to the style of the coach Diego Simeone. He scored just 3 goals in 22 matches, so he decided to take advantage of the generous offer of the Chinese, who presented him as its own addition.
`It was a real honor to be a part of this club, but I think it`s time to start a new phase of his career.`, said the former ace of Porto.
`We talked a lot in the last few days and we have reached agreement that was best for all parties. I want to thank my teammates, the coaching staff and the people who work in Guangzhou, which showed great confidence in me and have made a lot of strength to attract me.`, added Martinez.
Atletico received 45 million euros for the goal scorer, which was quite a bit more than they paid Porto in the summer of 2015.