Arsenal makes the decision to move Martinez
Arsenal have reportedly decided to sell goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, amid transfer rumors linking him. Aston Villa.
According to The Independent, Mikel Arteta’s side contacted Martinez after failing to persuade him to remain as Bernd Leno’s deputy.
Leno has missed the last nine Premier League matches after injuring his knee in a collision with Brighton and Hove Albion striker Neil Mobay during a match at American Express.
Lino is back in shape and is said to be preparing to kick off the 2020-21 Premier League opener in Fulham on Saturday lunchtime, with Martinez remaining on the bench despite ending the 2019-20 season as Arsenal’s number one.
Villa gave Milot Rachika a boost
Frank Bowman, Werder Bremen’s sporting director, confirmed that Milot Rachica could leave the club before the transfer window closes, amid interest from Villa.
Rachica was intent on staying in the Bundesliga and his heart was ready to move to Red Bull Leipzig, where he might exchange the relegation battle for a trip in the Champions League.
The Kosovo international has never seen Leipzig’s move materialize, and now Deich Stubem claims, via Sport Witness, to be considering his options – with England, all of a sudden, a real possibility.
Villa has been widely linked with Rachica for some time, as they are looking for winger reinforcements ahead of the new Premier League season.
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Reports stated that Bournemouth turned down Villa’s inaugural offer for Josh King.
Dean Smith He secured a club record worth 28 million pounds for Brentford striker Ole Watkins this week, with Villa keen to add more firepower ahead of the new season.
Smith is still believed to be in the market for another striker, after Villa failed to bring in a new number nine at Newcastle United, Callum Wilson.
It is believed that Villa has now turned her attention to fellow Cherries King, putting on a bid in the area worth 16 million pounds.
Friendly details between Villa and Man United have been confirmed
Villa meet Manchester United at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon in the final pre-season friendly match, while the Premier League season begins elsewhere.
Villa was due to play Manchester City this weekend, but due to Pep Guardiola’s side in the Champions League after the lockdown, they will be given more time off.
It’s important for Smith’s men to fully prepare for their second season in a row in the Premier League, and they’ll face United, who also had European commitments last month.
Villa made a fantastic comeback last season, and secured eight points from their last four Premier League football matches for another season.
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