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Aston Villa must keep Emiliano Martinez at all costs

Aston Villa are set to open contract talks with Emiliano Martinez in an attempt to get him to extend his stay at Villa Park, according to 90min.

Martinez was brilliant between the sticks for Villa last season and also helped his native Argentina to win the Copa America.

Martinez’s career has underwent an upward spiral over the past year. He joined Villa from Arsenal last summer for just £20 million, a sum of money that has proven to be a bargain.

The Gunners will be regretting why they sold him, especially considering that their first-choice keeper Bernd Leno was largely unimpressive last season.

The South American is now arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the world and the report added that the 28-year-old has attracted interest from a high-profile European club.

It is vital that Dean Smith’s club try and get Martinez to extend his stay with the club.

Villa captain Jack Grealish looks set to leave the club this summer amidst reports linking him with a move to reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City. Should Grealish depart Villa Park, Martinez could be set to become a leader within the dressing room of the club.  

It is uncertain how the potential departure of Grealish will affect Villa’s chemistry and form next season and this is why it is essentially important that they keep Martinez on their books considering that he is one of their best players.

Martinez is of high probability to start for Argentina in the 2022 World Cup as long as he plays regularly. If he stays at Villa and can maintain his current level of form, he will almost definitely start for Argentina in the World Cup.

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