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Aston Villa Land Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez From Arsenal On Four-year Deal

Emiliano Martinez (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Emiliano Martinez spent 10 years at Arsenal and performed solely 39 first-team matches for them in all competitions.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 6:44 PM IST


Aston Villa have accomplished the signing of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal on a four-year deal, the Premier League membership mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old spent 10 years on the membership and performed solely 39 first-team matches for them in all competitions, together with 23 within the 2019-20 marketing campaign filling in for the injured Bernd Leno.

He helped Mikel Arteta’s aspect end eighth within the league and carry their 14th FA Cup trophy final month as they defeated Chelsea 2-1 within the closing at Wembley.

“We’re really pleased with the signing of our new goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez,” Villa supervisor Dean Smith mentioned.

British media mentioned Villa paid 17 million kilos ($21.97 million) for the Argentine shot-stopper, who had mortgage spells at Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Getafe and Reading.

“We know how highly Arsenal rated him and we watched his outstanding performances last season in a trophy-winning top side,” Smith added.

“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.”

Villa, who completed 17th final season, start their 2020-21 league marketing campaign by internet hosting Sheffield United on Monday.

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