Tottenham Hotspur football director Fabio Paratici has reportedly named Aston Villa shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez as the ideal replacement for Hugo Lloris.
The London club had been looking for a new goalkeeper for some time, but Loris was struggling with his fitness and form this season.
Unai Emery is believed likely to accept a sizeable offer. He “can’t stand” Martinez after the pair fell out during their time together at Arsenal.
This is good news for Tottenham fans. The Argentina national team has proven in the past that he was one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the time.
In fact, since joining the Villains in 2020, Martinez has made 99 appearances in all competitions, keeping a total of 33 clean sheets.
He also came to global attention after playing a key role in Argentina’s World Cup victory in Qatar, saving two penalties in the penalty shootout in the final against France, and scoring a general record throughout the tournament. I made an excellent save.
reported that TyCSportsParatici is strongly considering imminently launching an approach to Martinez after narrowing down its options for Loris’ replacement.
Loris has been a loyal servant of Spurs and has made almost 450 appearances since signing for the London club in 2012.
But with the Frenchman nearing the final year of his contract, Tottenham are now considering the perfect candidate to replace him.
Amid interest from multiple top clubs, a number of names have been linked to potential vacancies, including Brentford shot-stopper David Raya.
Everton and England keeper Jordan Pickford is another potential option, with Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and Inter Milan’s Andre Onana also recently mentioned.
However, Martinez is the current choice for Paratyci and an official approach is considered “imminent”, according to reports.
The Argentinian’s contract at Villa Park is due to expire in 2027, so the Midlands club won’t be forced to sell anytime soon.
Based on that, transfermarkt, Tottenham may need to put up an offer of around £28m to have a chance of signing a deal this summer.
Ironically, the potential arrival of the 30-year-old could lead Spurs to ditch one World Cup winner for another, following Lloris’ triumph as France captain in 2018. I have.
Martinez also spent 10 years at Tottenham’s bitter rivals Arsenal, but was never granted an extension by any manager, including Emery.
In that sense, joining Spurs would be the perfect opportunity for the Argentinian to get his revenge on the Gunners, who made him two and a half years ago at Aston after making just 38 appearances in two and a half years. Sold to a villa.
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