Martinez never settled during his time at Atletico.
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Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande smashed China's transfer fee record Wednesday when they announced a deal to secure Atletico Madrid's unsettled Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for 42 million euros ($46 million).Atletico bought Martinez last year for 35 million euros from FC Porto where he had scored an impressive 92 goals in 133 games.Chinese businesses have invested huge sums in football since President Xi Jinping, an avowed fan of the sport, declared that hosting, qualifying, and winning a World Cup were national goals.Factoring in the top two levels of the sport, Chinese clubs have so far spent 252.7 million euros in the current transfer period – which runs until Feb. 26 in China – while English clubs splashed out 295.1 million euros before the European window closed Monday, according to transfermarkt reports.On Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media service, many criticized the high cost of signing Martinez but the most popular comments were from fans who defended Evergrande's move.
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