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Aston Villa complete £20million signing of Arsenal star

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal for £20 million, according to sources.

The Argentinian keeper signs after the two clubs agreed on a £20million transfer fee yesterday afternoon.

Martinez has moved away from Arsenal in search of regular first team opportunities in the Premier League. He’s been replaced at the Emirates by current number one Bernd Leno.

According to sources in London, the player completed his move today by agreeing personal terms with Villa.

Martinez is set to rival current keepers Tom Heaton and Orjan Nyland for a starting place at Villa Park this season.

He has a good chance of becoming their first choice after impressing in recent months. The 28-year-old played an important part in Arsenal’s FA Cup final victory Chelsea in August.

He also featured in the Arsenal side that beat Liverpool to win the Community Shield. And also put in a wonderful performance in the match.

Martinez is the latest player to sign for Villa during this transfer window. Ollie Watkins joined recently from Brentford for £28 million, while Matty Cash signed from Notts Forest for £16 million.

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