ASTON VILLA could reportedly make a £10million transfer move for Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez.
Emiliano Martinez could leave Arsenal with Aston Villa interested[/caption]
Villa’s No1 Tom Heaton, 34, spent the second half of last season crocked after going down with a knee injury in January and is still recovering.
Smith added ex-Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan to cover, but the 37-year-old left at the end of the season and joined Lazio this week.
Orjan Nyland clumsily carried the ball over his own line from a free-kick against Sheffield United but was controversially saved by a Hawk-Eye glitch and then dropped for Reina.
Villa need reinforcements and Martinez could fit the bill after becoming Mikel Arteta‘s No1 between the sticks with German Leno out.
Martinez’s performances suggested he would give Leno a fight for the first-choice spot, but reports suggest he may be allowed to leave with Leno nearing full fitness.
And after a decade of “suffering” amid six loan deals he appeared determined to nail down the shirt after a teary FA Cup final win.
He started today’s Community Shield game against Liverpool.
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But reports suggest Arsenal are open to letting Martinez leave with Leno still seen as the man in possession.
The Athletic suggests departed Raul Sanllehi had put a £20m price tag on the 27-year-old.
By: Josh Graham
Title: Aston Villa plotting £10m transfer move for Arsenal keeper Martinez… but Gunners DOUBLE that fee for the goalkeeper
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12532822/aston-villa-10m-transfer-arsenal-keeper-martinez/
Published Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 15:58:16 +0000