Here are the morning Aston Villa headlines for Wednesday, September 16th.
Martinez confirms the move of the villa
Emiliano Martinez appeared to post an emotional farewell video to Arsenal fans as he close to play in his move to Aston Villa.
Gunners goalkeeper is believed to be close to signing for Dean Smith’s side with a £ 20m deal agreed with North London FC.
Martinez joined Arsenal as a young player from Argentine club Independiente in 2010 and had to wait for his chance in the Emirates.
Bernd Leno’s injury gave the 27-year-old a regular chance in the squad and he finished last season as Arsenal goalkeeper.
But as the new campaign began to form, Martinez appeared to send a farewell message to the fans.
Sending Rachika sends villa fans into the transportation frenzy
Aston Villa fans flocked to Milot Rachika’s Twitter account after the Werder Bremen winger took to social media to post an update on Tuesday.
Rashika, 24 years old It’s believed to be a target for Villa this summer After he starred in the German league with eight goals and made seven assists in 28 games last season.
The Kosovar international was said to have set his heart on a transfer to RB Leipzig earlier in the summer but nothing happened due to a disagreement between the two clubs over potential fees.
Ties with Villa and Scout Federer Clemens Fritz have not disappeared Confirmed interest by Dean Smith this week.
“They called, yeah, I can confirm that,” he said. Dishstube. “There is nothing tangible. There are two requests for him. We are in close and intense contact with his administration.”
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Traore passes before moving
Bertrand Traore’s move to Aston Villa got a step closer after he passed a medical examination.
The Lyon winger did so in Copenhagen, where he met Villa’s sporting director Johan Lange.
Still waiting to get a work permit however Sky Sports Described this as a “formality” paving the way for a £ 19m return to the Premier League.
Villa’s interest in Traore was demonstrated over the weekend with claims an opening offer of £ 15.5million was rejected by Ligue 1.
The 25-year-old right winger, who is also capable of playing up front, started 14 games with Lyon last season and was used nine more times from the bench as he struggled to knock out the likes of Memphis Depay and. Moussa Dembele.
Grealish signs a new contract before leading Villa to a Burton victory
Jack Grealish revealed that a long conversation with Dean Smith, Aston Villa president, owner Nassef Sawiris, and CEO Christian Borslow, until last Saturday, convinced him that his long-term future involved staying at the club.
The news broke that Captain Greelish had approved a new five-year deal on Tuesday, In a big boost for Smith and the club as a whole ahead of the new season, which kicks off against Burton Albion in the League Cup on Tuesday night.
There was intense speculation about Greelish’s future for most of the summer. The English international attracted great interest from Manchester United, who were directed to make an offer to the playmaker before the window closed.
Notwithstanding, Grealish has now put out any concerns that he might play in anything other than Orange and Blue in the upcoming campaign.
However, he did admit that he did not enjoy the uncertainty in the near season after Villa stayed and was happy with his commitment to his childhood club – having discussed the situation with prominent figures after the friendly match against United.