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Remember when Jackson Martinez was touted for a big future?
After tearing it up in the Portuguese top flight with FC Porto, the Colombian forward transferred to the La Liga with Atletico Madrid.
While he was attracting plenty of interest from around Europe including Manchester United and Chelsea, the Chinese Super League ultimately lured him to the Far East by tabling a hugely lucrative contract.
Guangzhou Evergrande snapped up his services for a reported fee of €42 million.
He's been plying his trade in China since 2016, but his future is now looking bleak following this latest development.
Guangzhou's manager is none other than Fabio Cannavaro, and the Italian boss has cut him from not only the Super League squad but also the Asian Champions League team, per Marca.
Martinez has been removed from the four foreign player picks.
Jackson Martinez could be on the way out of China. Left out of Guangzhou Evergrande's squads for the Chinese Super League + Asian Champions League.
Wracked by injuries, @diarioas say the Colombian striker could go back home and move to his boyhood club Independiente Medellin. pic.twitter.com/qxhdmFpBAp
- Yousef Teclab (@yousefteclab) February 9, 2018
Since his €42m move to Guangzhou 24 months ago, injury-plagued Jackson Martinez has played the grand total of 15 games of football.
- Rupert Fryer (@Rupert_Fryer) February 6, 2018
I could be forgetting a bunch of people, but in recent times has any player had such an emphatic fall from grace as Jackson Martinez?
- Justin Sherman (@JShermOfficial) February 9, 2018
The Jackson Martínez update you never knew you wanted: Guangzhou have decided against registering him for league and AFC Champions League play
- Into the Calderón (@intothecalderon) February 9, 2018
Nemanja Gudelj takes his spot as a foreign player.
The Serbian midfielder signed for Guangzhou in January, penning a two-year contract.
Gudelj joins Ricardo Goulart, Alan and Kim Young-Gwon as Guangzhou's quota of foreign players.
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