Emiliano Martinez reportedly played a key role in convincing fellow Argentine Emiliano Buendia to choose Aston Villa over Arsenal, as stated by Chris Wheatley.
In a sparkling 2020/21 season, Buendia notched an impressive haul of 15 goals and 17 assists as he inspired the Canaries to the Championship title [Transfermarkt].
Never likely to avoid interest from significant Premier League clubs, the Argentina international is now set to join Aston Villa in a deal worth a reported £40m despite considerable interest from the Gunners [Croydon Guardian].
Further introspect has revealed that Martinez played a key role in this decision. Wheatley was quick to disclose why this came to pass, tweeting: “Same agent as Emi Martinez, negotiations swift and easy for Villa to complete”.
Furthermore, it is no coincidence that the two players are both currently on Argentina international duty, which may have also had an impact on Buendia’s decision [Birmingham Mail], and it’s little wonder that loads of Aston Villa fans took to Twitter to revel in the latest news of their latest signing.
Villa fans react to reported Martinez influence
Here is what some of the Villa faithful had to say following the “brilliant” update:
“doing wonders on and of the pitch”
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