Manchester United considering a move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez

There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Emiliano Martinez in the last period.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are considering a move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Aston Villa spent 17.4 million euros to sign the Argentina international from Arsenal in the summer of 2020. The 28-year-old has a valid contract with Aston Villa until June 2024.

The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in Argentina.

Emiliano Martinez
Emiliano Martinez

The Argentina international has impressed in the Premier League this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to sign a new goalkeeper and Martinez is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

Manchester United
Manchester United

Solskjær is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Emiliano Martinez has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Manchester United are considering a surprise move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez. Football Insider says United are set to undertake a major overhaul of their goalkeeping department this summer. Sergio Romero, 34, is out of contract this summer and is almost certain to leave on a free. But United have also finally decided to call time on David De Gea’s long spell at the club. His form has been rocky with United considering replacing him with Dean Henderson. United, though, are not pinning all their hopes on Henderson being their No1 for the future. The club are reportedly eyeing up moves for TWO goalkeepers to replace De Gea and Romero. And top of that list is Aston Villa’s former Arsenal stopper Martinez – who has kept 14 clean sheets in 27 Premier League games this term.”


United will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Aston Villa to the negotiating table. The Red Devils have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

Emiliano Martinez ideal fit for Manchester United?

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for United.

Martinez is vastly experienced, is a dependable figure, and would add depth to the Manchester United squad.

A goalkeeper of Martinez’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Manchester United squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Solskjær’s squad but also add some stability and variety to his goalkeeping department.

It will be interesting to see if Manchester United are willing to pay the asking price for Martinez.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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