posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 10:24 AM
Paraguayan defender Angel Martinez is set to join Barclays Premiership club Portsmouth in June, according to the president of his current team.
Martinez is contracted to Tacuary in Paraguay but president Francisco Ocampo insists the 21-year-old defender is close to agreeing a deal with the
Fratton Park outfit.
"He (Martinez) will continue his career with Portsmouth," said Ocampo.
"On Wednesday he will sign the contract with the English team."
Martinez started his career with Olimpia in his homeland, before moving to Argentina to join Racing Club.
He has since returned to Paraguay to play for both Nacional and Tacuary, and won a silver medal with his country at the 2004 Olympic Games.