In what should be the first of many offers to come, Aston Villa is set to make a bid for Arsenal goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, according to The Independent.
The Argentinean goalie was impressive for the Gunners when he was forced to become the club’s number one in the absence of Bernd Leno.
He helped the club win the FA Cup and despite the German’s recovery from injury, he was chosen to man the post as Arsenal beat Liverpool to win the Community Shield.
He has hinted that he will leave the club if he is relegated to the bench in place of Leno again, and Villa is looking to sign him.
The Villans just escaped relegation last season and they will look to build on that frustrating campaign in the new season.
They lost Tom Heaton to a serious injury earlier in the year and had to loan Pepe Reina to help them complete the season.
The Spaniard has left them, while Heaton is still recovering from his injury.
The report claims that the Villans are prepared to offer £10 million for his signature, but that money will be too small.
This is because Arsenal is expecting to make at least £20 million from his sale claims the Sun.
Kepa 70 odd million and Martinez 20 mil that’s bad business even In such circumstances and 10 million pound bid is laughable we should tell Villa to jog on, if he signs for Villa it won’t be long until he’s a championship keeper again!
10m… what are they smokin’??? 😂
Some real exotic cigarettes I think Sue 😂 didn’t ramsdale go for like 20 mil ? Some clubs think we’re a car boot sale 😆
I was gonna say the same thing while reading the article Sue. He’s way above their league. Lol
Not a cat in hells chance.
The way Martinez is playing, Leno needs to work hard to regain his place.
£10 million for Martinez; Aston Villa must be taking the mick?
How about a swap for Grealish?
I would say even 20 M is too low. 30 M feels like a minimum.
But I have a strong feeling that one of our keepers will leave, perhaps not this window but in the next or next summer. They are both too good to sit on the bench.
Martinez is far better than Leno. Let that sink into heads of realists like Jon F**.
I always tell people it’s not rocket science to see an exceptional player.
I’ve been crying out for him to be given opportunities since the days of Ospina but as usual shortsighted people chose to send him out on loan.
When I watch the crosses coming in I no longer feel like looking away. Now imagine how the defense feel when Martinez is in the box. Martinez is the better keeper overall for sure. He has only one year left in his contract and this may be a tricky point.