Former Arsenal player Emiliano Martinez have gained Tottenham Hotspur‘s interest after his World Cup performance. Emiliano Martinez have played a crucial role for Argentina in the World Cup. Argentina is currently preparing to play their final World Cup match against France. It has been reported that Tottenham are looking to sign Emiliano Martinez after his amazing display at the World Cup. Arsenal sold Emiliano Martinez back in 2020 to Aston Villa after a number of loan spells. Despite just breaking into the starting line-up Emiliano Martinez left Arsenal after a few loan spells. Martinez was loaned out to Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolves, Getafe, and Reading. He was shipped off to different teams before he could make his place in the starting team. These loan spells had apparently made him dislike football.
Tottenham to spend a fortune to sign Emiliano Martinez
The South American player however started disliking football as Arsenal constantly shipped him off to different teams without giving him a proper chance. Emiliano Martinez said,
“Then I knew I would have to go back to Arsenal and they wouldn’t give me a chance, so I would have to go on loan, so those years were really difficult, at some point I stopped loving football.”
Arsenal fans were furious after these comments. If Antonio Conte wishes to sign Martinez, he will have to spend a large sum of money for the player. Aston Villa spent £17m the player for the player, and with him improving in the game his value have increased as well. His current value would at least be of £30m after his amazing performance at the World Cup. Added to the fact is that his contract with Aston Villa runs out in 2027.
New Villa manager Unai Emery would definitely not let the experienced goalkeeper leave. If Tottenham offers an irresistible amount of transfer fee for the player then the deal might go through for the Spurs. If Martinez’s comments did not anger the Arsenal fans, him joining their London rival Tottenham would definitely do the job.
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