Aston Villa braced for Martinez offer as Man United plot raid – Sources

Aston Villa are braced for a massive summer offer for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez as Man United lead the interested club, Football Insider has learned.

The 28-year-old has had an outstanding debut season at the Midlands giants following his move from Arsenal last September.

A Villa source has told Football Insider that the club are expecting strong interest in Martinez amid indications of a potential “monster” offer coming in during the upcoming window.

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This site revealed last month that Martinez is top of United’s summer shopping list.

The Premier League giants have been keeping a close eye on the Argentine since he joined from Arsenal for an initial £17million rising to £20m with add-ons.

That has proved money extremely well spent by Villa, with Martinez helping to transform a backline that leaked 67 goals in 38 league matches last season.