Martinez’s agent Gustavo Goni has been quick to make his player available ahead of the January transfer window.
Emiliano Martinez’s agent has admitted that the World Cup winner could leave Aston Villa, The Argentina goalkeeper wants to play Champions League.
Villa paid around £20m to sign Martinez from Premier League rivals Arsenal in 2020. He was briefly Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper during the 2019/20 season as he came in for the injured Bernd Leno.
The goalkeeper helped the North London club win the FA Cup but he left in the summer that he would lose his starting place back to Leno.
Martinez’s agent – Gustavo Goni – has been quick to make his player available ahead of the January transfer window.
“Today there are few teams that can afford a goalkeeper like him,” Goni told Tuttomercatoweb.
“But Serie A, well, why not? Clearly aiming high, for the Champions League.”
He added: “People obviously thought about the World Cup. The boy has admirers in the Premier League.
“After all, who doesn’t like a player like him? We will evaluate if a good option arrives.
“He is doing very well, he has been elected the best defender in Serie A. We are fine in Florence but we know the transfer market is unpredictable.”
Martinez won the Golden Glove award at the World Cup following his superb performances.
Explaining his actions, he said: “I did it because the French booed me. Pride does not work with me.”
Ex-France international Louis Saha was left annoyed by Martinez’s actions. He thinks the goalkeeper’s antics “overshadowed what he’s accomplished”.
“Emiliano Martínez’s antics are going to be remembered for a long time and that’s a sad thing,” Saha told Paddy Power.
“He had a great tournament, and he didn’t need to do it. It was more about his adrenaline and some people do things without thinking and just instinctively do something they’ll regret.
“I haven’t seen or heard any apology from him for his actions but it’s sad because the conversation takes away from the great World Cup he had.
“It doesn’t help anything, and I don’t know what he was trying to say by doing it – it was really quite awkward.
“It’s overshadowed what he’s accomplished, and people are going to be talking about that, rather than his performance.”
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