Aston Villa want Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in time for Sheffield United match next week

Aston Villa keen to buy Arsenal’s FA Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in time for Premier League opener against Sheffield United next week

  • Emiliano Martinez has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer 
  • The Argentine deputised well for the injured Bernd Leno last season 
  • Aston Villa want to bring in the FA Cup-winning shot stopper this summer
  • Dean Smith wants a new keeper by their first Premier League match next week 

Aston Villa are pushing to sign Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal in time for their opening league fixture against Sheffield United next week.

Martinez has been identified as Villa’s No1 goalkeeping target as Tom Heaton will not have recovered from his knee injury in time for the start of the campaign, while Pepe Reina – on loan from AC Milan for the second half of last season – returned to Italy and joined Lazio. 

Villa’s most recent offer is believed to be around the £15million mark.

Aston Villa want to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez by their first match next week

The Argentine shone for the Gunners last season as the north Londoners won their 14th FA Cup

The Argentine shone for the…