Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has joined Aston Villa for a reported fee of £20 million ($26 million).
The 28-year-old Argentine, who has signed a four-year deal, helped Arsenal to FA Cup victory last season and Community Shield glory last month but faced playing second fiddle to Bernd Leno and didn’t have much of a thinking to do when the opportunity to leave presented itself.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith upon the unveiling 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.”
His former club, Arsenal had nothing but best wishes for the player who has been at Arsenal for 11ears.
And his new club has promised to take care of their latest addition.
Arsenals fans who have come to love the Argentine took to Twitter to which the player luck, though some think their club made a mistake ny letting him go.
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