TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Martínez, who was a free agent after playing for Inter Miami CF last year, is under contract through the 2024 season with an option for 2025. The deal uses Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), not a Designated Player spot.
A 30-year-old Venezuelan international, Martínez has the ninth-most goals (105) in MLS history. He's most renowned for his Atlanta United career (2017-22), winning MLS Cup, Landon Donovan MLS MVP and the Golden Boot presented by Audi during the 2018 season.
Martínez left Atlanta last winter amid a falling out, also hampered by the lingering effects of a 2020 ACL injury, and ultimately signed with Inter Miami. He finished with 12g/3a in 40 all-competition matches for the Herons, helping them win Leagues Cup and reach the US Open Cup final during that one-year stop.
Now in Montréal, Martínez joins striker Matías Cóccaro and attacking midfielder Dominik Yankov as final-third additions this offseason. Combined with Kwadwo Opoku, they're figureheads of CFMTL's new-look attack as head coach Laurent Courtois takes the reins.
For his entire MLS career, Martínez has 105g/17a in 161 matches. He's scored 14 goals in 66 games for Venezuela.
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