Aston Villa sign goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal

London, Sep 16 : Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from fellow Premier League side Arsenal. Mertinez, who lifted the FA Cup with the Gunners last season, has agreed a four-year deal with the club.

According to a report in BBC Sport, Aston Villa have signed Martinez for 17 million pounds.

Villa manager Dean Smith said Martinez will be a “key player for our club for the long term”.

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“We are really pleased with the signing of our new goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. We know how highly Arsenal rated him and we watched his outstanding performances last season in a trophy-winning top side.

“We moved for Emi when we saw the opportunity, as it is rare to be able to buy a top class goalkeeper who hasn’t yet reached their peak age and who can therefore be a key player for our club for the long term,” he added.

The 28-year-old leaves Arsenal 10 years after joining as a youth team player in 2010.

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