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Aston Villa have announced the signing of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal for £16million.
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Martinez could make his Villa debut at the weekend when Dean Smith’s side face Sheffield United in their first Premier League game of the season having got the first weekend off. There were strong calls for Martinez to keep hold of his place in the starting XI but boss Mikel Arteta opted to restore Leno to the team for the first match of the new season against Fulham.
Villa had no interest in discussing a deal for their homegrown star at anything below £80m – a fee only a handful of clubs could contemplate after the coronavirus pandemic reshaped the financial landscape of football. Chief sports writer for the Express & Star.

On 16 September 2020, Martínez transferred to fellow Premier League club Aston Villa in a deal worth up to ASTON VILLA goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed he is back in love with football after ending his ten-year spell with Arsenal.

We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar are two of their top targets. Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez appears to have moved a step closer to joining Aston Villa, with The Independent reporting that he has agreed personal terms with the Villans. Martinez’s future at the Emirates has looked to be in some doubt in recent times. “We moved for Emi when we saw the opportunity, as it is rare to be able to buy a top class goalkeeper who hasn’t yet reached their peak age and who can therefore be a key player for our Club for the long term.”. Aston Villa FC Emiliano Martinez has kept two clean sheets in three Premier League appearances for Villa since arriving from Arsenal in a £20million transfer during the summer window.