Aston Villa have submitted a second bid nearer to Arsenal’s £20million valuation of Emiliano Martinez, stories declare.
The Gunners goalkeeper impressed within the membership’s last 11 matches of the 2019/20 season after Bernd Leno suffered a knee damage.
Martinez helped Arsenal win a 14th FA Cup and began in purpose of their Group Protect win over Liverpool.
Nevertheless, with Leno totally match once more, Mikel Arteta has a giant determination to make over who performs in opposition to Fulham of their Premier League opening day conflict on Saturday.
The Athletic say Aston Villa have lodged a bid near £20million for Martinez, who needs to play common soccer within the upcoming season.
That’s one thing Villa can supply with Tom Heaton nonetheless sidelined with a knee damage.
The report provides Arsenal will solely let Martinez go away if a alternative is introduced in with Brentford goalkeeper David Raya a goal.
Final month, Martinez claimed 10 European golf equipment had been desirous about signing him.
He mentioned: “I need to keep at Arsenal, but when I play extra minutes.
“As a result of on a private degree, I’ve an age, I’m in a recreation with confidence that I would like so as to add as many minutes as doable.
“I’m within the sights of 10 groups in Europe. However I can’t say who these golf equipment are, as a result of it’s nothing concrete.
“I nonetheless shouldn’t have the clear state of affairs with Arsenal, when I’ve it after I return I’ll make one of the best determination for my profession.”
Robbie Lyle, the founding father of AFTV, a well-liked Arsenal fan YouTube channel, lately advised talkSPORT Martinez is at present one of many Premier League’s greatest goalkeepers.
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He mentioned: “When he got here in he mentioned a number of issues, Mikel Arteta. A whole lot of managers are available and say daring issues.
“He mentioned them and in the meanwhile he’s backing up the whole lot he mentioned. He mentioned, ‘anyone who doesn’t need to play for this badge received’t play’. And he’s carried out that.
“Emi Martinez in purpose, for me, he’s among the best goalkeepers proper now within the Premier League.”