Villa agrees to transfer £ 20m to Arsenal
Aston Villa Arsenal have agreed to pay goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez £ 20 million, according to reports.
The Arsenal goalkeeper was not in Mikel Arteta’s squad for the Premier League opener this afternoon against Fulham, with a 3-0 win over Craven Cottage.
Young Matthew Massey was on the bench with Bernd Leno, who was replaced by Martinez when the German suffered a knee injury last season, to the starting line-up.
Martinez is due to undergo a medical examination later in the day and is about to start Dean SmithHis team’s first league match is against Sheffield United on Monday week.
Bertrand Trottie rumor appears
Villa’s side made a daring € 17m offer for Lyon striker Bertrand TraoreA report in France alleged.
The 25-year-old fits in Smith’s bill looking for a right winger on the summer market, while the former Chelsea man can also play up front.
Last season, Traore made 14 appearances in the Ligue 1 and used nine more from the bench as he struggled to knock out players like Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele.
Recently, the striker spoke of his frustrations, saying, “Now I have two years of contract left (June 2022). I’m 25 years old, I’ve played everywhere I’ve been.”
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Bin Rahma withdrew from Brentford
Saeed Bin Rahma was disqualified for the well-documented Villa transfer goal by Brentford in the opening match of the tournament today against Birmingham City.
The Algerian – who participated directly in 28 goals last season (17 goals, 10 assists) – is not part of Thomas Frank’s 18-man squad for the St Andrews game.
The 25-year-old, like Villa’s new signature Olli Watkins, was disqualified from the Bee squad throughout the pre-season and never appeared before the new campaign.
According to reports, Brentford is holding up to £ 30m for No. 10 with Villa, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Leeds United competing for Ben Rahma’s signature.
What Watkins and Cash look like in training
Half of the villa command post Tyrone Mings He will line up alongside new recruits Olly Watkins and Matti Cash for today’s friendly with Manchester United.
The defender spoke of his admiration for the duo after they were taken from the tournament for £ 49m including extras.
Mings, 27, admired striker Watkins at training at Bodymoor Heath this week, and in an interview with The Times, he said, “He’s really sharp. He’s getting used to us, we’re used to it. Matty Cash will be great for us too.
“In an ideal world we would have more players sooner because it is never easy to ask people to run in the Premier League, let alone sign them 10 days before the season starts.”
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