Arsenal Wish Martinez Well as He Completes Villa Move
Emiliano Martinez has now completed a move to Aston Villa from Arsenal as he tries to get first team football.
The 28-year-old Argentine was to play second fiddle to fit again Bernd Leno but he wanted first team football to seal a place in the national team.
Manager Mikel Arteta sanctioned the move as he could not guarantee Martinez displacing Leno as Gunners’ number one.
The deal could be up to 20 million pounds while Arsenal are already shopping for a replacement.
The Sun UK reports that:
Arsenal are in talks to sign Icelandic keeper Runar Alex Runarsson, according to reports.
Boss Mikel Arteta wants the £1.5million-rated stopper as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez.
The Argentine is on the brink of joining league rivals Aston Villa in a £20million deal.
Martinez, who impressed after stepping in for the injured Bernd Leno last season, was left out of the squad in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Fulham.
He completed his medical in the Midlands at the weekend and is set to sign a deal worth £60,000-a-week.
According to the Telegraph, Arsenal have opened talks with Ligue 1 side Dijon where Runarsson has spent the last two seasons.
Lucas Torreira also could be on loan to Torino with an option for a permanent move next summer in a deal worth 22 million pounds.
Arsenal are still in the hunt for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar to beef up the midfield before the close of transfer window.