John Duggan
John Duggan

10.37 16 Sep 2020


Share this article


Aston Villa have added to their transfer spending by snapping up goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal on a four-year deal. 

The 28-year-old Argentine has joined for an estimated €20 million.

Martinez was Arsenal's longest-serving player, collecting an FA Cup winner's medal in the victory over Chelsea at the beginning of last month.

He joins new signings Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash at the Premier League club.

Martinez joined Arsenal a decade ago and spent time on loan at Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolves, Getafe, and Reading.

Villa boss Dean Smith said:

“We are really pleased with the signing of our new goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

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

“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.”

It's been a good week for the Birmingham outfit with the news that Jack Grealish has signed a long-term contract.

Villa kick off their season at home to Sheffield United on Monday September 21st.


Share this article


Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live

12:00-14:00

Share

Up next

MONCRIEFF

MONCRIEFF

14:00-16:00

Share

THE HARD SHOULDER

THE HARD SHOULDER

16:00-19:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

LUNCHTIME LIVE

LUNCHTIME LIVE

12:00-14:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on