Aston Villa: Offer incoming for Emiliano Martinez
Tottenham could potentially ‘make an offer’ for Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in the coming weeks, according to a fresh transfer rumour.
The Lowdown: Martinez on the move?
The 30-year-old’s stock has risen since the 2022 World Cup, following some iconic performances for Argentina that saw them clinch glory in Qatar.
Since then, a number of exit rumours have emerged, even though Martinez’s current Villa contract doesn’t expire until the end of the 2026/27 season.
Now, a new claim has emerged – one that further suggests the Argentine could be heading off to pastures new during the summer transfer window.
The Latest: Spurs bid rumoured
According to TyC Sports journalist Gaston Edul on Twitter [via Sport Witness], Spurs ‘may make an offer’ for Martinez ‘in the coming weeks’, as they look for a replacement for Hugo Lloris.
The north Londoners have been linked with him in the past and look his most likely destination this summer.
The Verdict: Exit feels inevitable
At this point, it would be a massive surprise if Martinez was still a Villa player next season, considering so many top clubs are likely to want him in the summer and he seems to have a difficult relationship with Unai Emery.
The 26-cap Argentina international would clearly be a big loss, hailed by Jamie Carragher for his involvement in an ‘all-time classic’ World Cup final, and it would be hard to begrudge him a move to a Champions League club.
On the plus side, Villa are in a strong position because of Martinez’s contract situation, meaning they can receive huge money for his services and use those funds wisely to bolster their squad.