Aston Villa duo Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez are planning to travel to Argentina against the club’s wishes for the upcoming international break.
Should Villa fine Buendia and Martinez for deciding to go?
No, definitely not
Villa confirmed on Monday that both Buendia and Martinez have been called up by Argentina for three World Cup qualifiers next month.
The Premier League then released a statement in regards to clubs not releasing their players to represent their nations in red-list countries.
Argentina is currently on the UK Government’s red-list regarding travel to England, meaning a 10-day period of hotel isolation would be required if Buendia and Martinez turned out for their country.
And it seems as if the pair are willing to defy Villa and play for Argentina against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia.
Villa fans react
@AVFCFaithful_ shared the news on the duo on social media on Saturday lunchtime. This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply, with one labelling the pair’s decision as ‘disgraceful’.
“The pain never stops”
“we r finished”
“Fine them the same wages for the weeks as they’re gone. Outright disgraceful and disrespectful if true”
“We can’t catch a break at the minute”
“Don’t pay them the 10 days they have to self isolate then. Embarrassing”
“Don’t pay them then”
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience