Aston Villa confirmed this Wednesday the signing of Emiliano Martínez for 21.5 million euros, which makes him the most expensive Argentine goalkeeper in history.
The goalkeeper, who comes from Arsenal, has signed a four-year contract until 2024 with the Villains.
Martínez came to Arsenal in 2010 and since then has only played 39 games with the Gunners, 28 of them last season due to Bernd Leno’s injury.
The goalkeeper made a great end to the season with the achievement of the FA Cup against Chelsea and put the icing on the cake by taking the Community Shield against Liverpool in the penalty shootout.
During his time at Arsenal, Martínez enjoyed assignments to Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Getafe and Reading.
“I couldn’t be happier to go through the big door, with the Arsenal fans supporting me. I am very grateful for the 11 years I have spent at Arsenal, even if at many times it has been difficult for me and I have suffered.” Emiliano said in his farewell to Arsenal.