Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from fellow Premier League side Arsenal for £17m.
The 28-calendar year-aged Argentine, who created 23 appearances past year and performed in the Gunners’ FA Cup closing win more than Chelsea, has signed a 4-yr offer.
Villa manager Dean Smith said Martinez will be a “critical player for our club for the long phrase”.
“It is unusual to be capable to get a top-class goalkeeper who hasn’t yet reached their peak age,” he extra.
“We know how extremely Arsenal rated him and we viewed his fantastic performances previous year in a trophy-profitable, best facet.”
Martinez leaves Arsenal 10 many years immediately after becoming a member of as a youth workforce player in 2010.
Gunners supervisor Mikel Arteta determined Bernd Leno would be his to start with selection this period and the German began Arsenal’s Premier League opener on Saturday – a three- victory at Fulham.
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He is Villa’s 3rd recruit of the summer months immediately after striker Ollie Watkins signed from Brentford for a club file payment and proper-back again Matty Cash arrived from Nottingham Forest.
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