Emiliano Martinez’s agent hints at Aston Villa transfer exit as keeper targets Champions League football

EMILIANO MARTINEZ’S agent has hinted that his client’s future lies away from Aston Villa.

The Argentine played a heroic role in Argentina’s World Cup win, dominating Sunday’s penalty shoot-out against France.

Emiliano Martinez has five years remaining on his Aston Villa contractGetty

He also captured the tournament’s Golden Glove, dramatically raising his stock as a top class goalkeeper.

Martinez, 30, signed for Aston Villa in September 2020 after playing only 38 times in eight years at previous club Arsenal.

The 6ft 5in stopper is under contract at Villa Park until 2027.

But that hasn’t stopped his agent Gustavo Goni talking about possible moves away.

Chatting to TuttoMercatoWeb, Goni was asked about the prospect of his client moving to Serie A.

He replied: “Today there are few teams that can afford a goalkeeper like him.

“But Serie A, well, why not?

“Clearly aiming high, for the Champions League.”


Throughout his career, Martinez has never played in Europe’s premier competition.

While chatting, Goni was also asked about Martinez’s crude gesture made with the Golden Glove trophy after the World Cup final.

He said: “It’s football stuff, an impulsive reaction.

“It’s more important to talk about the decisive save a few minutes from the end. He has shown great skills.”

Villa are back in action on December 26, when they take on Liverpool at home.

Whether Martinez will be back in time to take part, however, is doubtful – with the goalkeeper currently celebrating in Buenos Aires alongside his victorious team-mates.

GettyMartinez, 30, enjoyed his celebrations after the game[/caption]

Generated by Feedzy