Aston Villa are under no pressure to sell Emiliano Martinez but could decide to cash in this summer, reports the Daily Mail.
The Midlands club are expecting offers for the Argentina international goalkeeper in the next transfer window.
Martinez still has four years left on the £100,000 per week deal he signed in January 2022.
The 30-year-old is one of Villa’s best and most consistent players. However, Villans manager Unai Emery could approve a sale due to Martinez’s struggles on the ball.
The club could look to bring in a ball-playing goalkeeper who is comfortable in possession.
Villa would demand a high fee to sell the World Cup winner, which would help fund a summer rebuild.
The club’s owners remain open to splashing the cash, but getting big money for Martinez would be more appealing.
He joined Villa for £16 million from Arsenal in 2020 and is now worth substantially more.
Martinez’s heroics in goal at the World Cup in Qatar were key to Argentina’s triumph.
He won the Golden Glove award for the best keeper at the tournament and will not be short of suitors.
The South American has recently already opened up about his dreams of playing in the Champions League.
Villa could be challenging for the top four as Newcastle United are currently doing.
However, they will need to recruit more quality players to boost their chances. They may need to sacrifice Martinez for that to happen.
Villa are currently 11th in the Premier League after 22 games and will need to become more consistent to qualify for Europe next term.
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