Aston Villa are set to complete the signing of Emiliano Martinez from Premier League rivals Arsenal, according to The Sun. It has been reported by the British tabloid that the 28-year-old will undergo a medical at Villa today, and that the announcement could be made as early as this afternoon.
Martinez has been on the books of Arsenal since 2010, but he has not been seen as a regular for the Gunners. It was only due to the injury to Tom Heaton in the final weeks of last season that the Argentine got his chance, and he was very impressive between the posts.
Tom Heaton is the first-choice goalkeeper at Villa, but he is injured at the moment and will not be ready for the start of the season. Martinez, if he passes his medical and becomes a Villa player, will go straight into the Villans’ starting lineup.