The 28-year-old from Mar del Plata leaves Arsenal to move to another Premier League team. It is the most expensive pass for an Argentine goalkeeper in history. He comes from winning the FA Cup and the Community Shield with the Gunners.
The 28-year-old Argentine goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez, who has just won the FA Cup and the Community Shield in recent weeks with the English arsenal He has a new club: he went to Aston Villa for 21.5 million euros and almost half a million of that figure will be kept by Independiente, for his training rights and -in addition- because he has a capital gain agreed upon when his move to the London club was signed.
In this way, “dra “Martínez will be able to continue with his career in the Premier League and assume more importance because he was at Arsenal. “covered” by the german archer Bernd Leno, who is the owner of the position in the team Gunner.
Martínez had taken advantage of Leno’s injury leave and in the period he was away the German became the owner of the Arsenal goal and played as a starter in the decisive matches in which the London team technically led by the Spanish Mikel Arteta was crowned champion in the FA Cup and the Community Shield.
Once recovered from his injury, Leno once again owned the position and was the starting goalkeeper in Arsenal’s debut this Saturday in the Premier League against Fulham, with a 3-0 victory for the Gunners.
The Mar del Plata Emiliano Martínez, who in the past was loaned six times by Arsenal on loan to other clubs, needed a place to establish himself and demonstrate his conditions and Aston Villa appeared as an interesting destination for him.
The 20 million pounds -21.6 million euros- that Aston Villa paid for Martínez made his pass become the most expensive in the history of an Argentine archer. Of that amount, Independiente will receive 2 percent for the solidarity mechanism: 432.000 euros.
Martínez arrived at Arsenal in 2009 and never had much continuity: he was loaned to Oxford United (2011/12), Sheffield Wednesday (2013/14), Rotherham United (2014/15), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2015/16), Getafe (2017 / 18) and Reading (2018/19).
The Argentine archer The medical examination has already been carried out in Aston Villa, he will sign a contract for four seasons and will be presented in the next few hours, according to the British newspaper The Sun. He could have a chance to make his debut – or at least be called up – when the Birmingham team faces Burton Albion this Wednesday, for the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Martínez’s decision to leave a club as important as Arsenal is due to the fact that, as his representative said Gustavo Goñi In the last days, he tries to gain continuity to have a chance in the Argentine National Team.