Emiliano Martinez Extends Contract at Aston Villa

Emiliano Martinez

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has officially signed a contract extension at Aston Villa. The deal will see the shot-stopper stay at the club until 2027. The contract, itself, comes as no surprise. Martinez has been one of the most consistent players at the Midlands club since arriving in 2020.

Steven Gerrard will be delighted to have the goalkeeper for an extended period, having witnessed his heroics first hand since taking over from Dean Smith.

Emiliano Martinez Extends Contract at Aston Villa

What Was Said?

Martínez told VillaTV after signing the extensions: “I won a major tournament with Argentina not long ago and every time I come through the tunnel at Villa Park on a matchday, I can see the crowd, the lights, the fans excited for us to play.

“Just before coming out (on to the pitch), I see the Champions League trophy and the FA Cup trophy and that’s where I want to get.

“I want to be in a Champions League final with Villa, I want to be at Wembley playing in an FA Cup final or Carabao Cup final.

“That’s why I’m committing five and a half years to this club because that’s where I want to get. I won a major tournament for my country after 28 years and I want to do the same here, that’s why I’m committing my future to the club.

“When I signed for Aston Villa, obviously I had massive ambitions about being in Europe and being the best version of myself, and the club have opened a really good door for me.

“They made me a better goalkeeper, with the goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler, Christian (Purslow), Johan (Lange), they’re good people, very loyal and ambitious as well, like the owners.

“So winning a major tournament for Argentina, thank you to Aston Villa for developing me as a good goalkeeper; and I think actually I can improve much more here and I want to commit my future here.

“It feels like home.”

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