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Arsenal accept £16m Aston Villa bid for Emiliano Martinez

Arsenal have accepted a £16m (€17.3m) bid from Aston Villa for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

According to Sky Sports, the fee for 28-year-old Martinez could rise to £20m (€21.6m) with add-ons.

Martinez is due to undergo a medical with Villa this weekend, although is still to agree personal terms.

Villa lost their number one Tom Heaton to a knee ligament injury on New Year’s Day and signed Pepe Reina on loan to replace him.

Reina has since returned to AC Milan and joined Lazio, forcing Villa into the market for a new goalkeeper.

Heaton is due back in the near future but will face stern competition from Martinez from now on.

Martinez joined Arsenal from Independiente as a teenager and has spent a decade with the Gunners.

16/9 UPDATE:

Emiliano Martinez’s move from Arsenal to Aston Villa has now been made official.

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