The Lowdown: Martinez linked with Villa exit
With the January transfer window nearly set to open, Romano has dropped an update regarding the situation surrounding Martinez.
The Latest: Romano’s Martinez update
Taking to Twitter, Romano shared a fresh claim about Martinez’s status at Villa Park amid the links to Bayern.
He said: “FC Bayern are not working to sign Dibu Emiliano Martinez despite links — no talks ongoing. #FCBayern Alexander Nubel and Yann Sommer are the two options for Bayern to replace Manuel Neuer. Martinez, expected to stay at Aston Villa. #AVFC.”
The Verdict: Great news for Villa
Bearing in mind how the 30-year-old, who was praised by journalist Martin Hardy on Twitter for the “extraordinary” late save that he pulled off in the World Cup final against France, has appeared in all of Villa’s league games so far this season, this highlights how important he is for the team.
In fact, the World Cup winner is currently listed as Villa’s highest rated player according to WhoScored, having earned himself an overall season rating of 6.88/10.
Having faced 55 shots on target in the league this season, Martinez has made 39 saves, leaving him with a higher save percentage (69.1%) than the likes of Ederson (68.4%), Edouard Mendy (67.6%) and David De Gea (66.7%).
Overall, this update from Romano will surely have everyone connected to Villa sighing to relief, hopefully putting to bed any concerns that there may have been about Martinez’s immediate future at the club.