British media said Aston Villa paid 17m pounds for the Argentine shot-stopper
Aston Villa have completed the signing of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal on a four-year deal, the Premier League club said in a statement Wednesday.
The 28-year old spent 10 years at the club and played only 39 first-team matches for them in all competition, including 23 in the 2019-20 campaign filling in for the injured Bernd Leno.
He helped Mikel Arteta’s side finish eighth in the league and lift their 14th FA Cup trophy last month as they defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley.
British media said Villa paid 17m pounds ($21.97m) for the Argentine shot-stopper, who had loan spells at Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Getafe and Reading.
Villa, who finished 17th last season, begin their 2020-21 league campaign by hosting Sheffield United Monday.