The behavior of the Argentinian international goalkeeper was not appreciated at Aston Villa, where Unai Emery would push for his departure.
Water has flowed under the bridge since the epic scenario of the World Cup final between the France team and Argentina. For the Albiceleste, the time for celebrations is over. Leo Messi has crossed the Atlantic to join his club, Paris Saint-Germain. His teammate Emiliano Martinez, just as decisive in the coronation of his team against the Blues, has also returned to Europe. In England more precisely, in his club of Aston Villa. But he no longer seems very welcome in the Birmingham team.
Emery would push Emiliano Martinez out
By multiplying childish provocations against Kylian Mbappé and other French players, Emiliano Martinez put on a show. Unai Emery, his trainer, didn’t really like his attitude. The former Paris Saint-Germain coach made no secret of it. ” I’m going to talk to him because I want him to control his emotions “, he thundered last week. “We have to have values, we have to watch our behavior when we are together and against the players of the opposite team. »
Since then, Emery has calmed things down by ensuring that his goalkeeper was “important” and “100% focused”. But even if the Basque publicly confirmed the goalkeeper in his number 1 status, the Daily Mirror assures that Aston Villa would not wish to continue the collaboration on the long term. Behind the scenes, the Birmingham club have already started prospecting for a replacement. The name of Yassine Bounou, another revelation of the World Cup with Morocco, has circulated. But it is England starting goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who could join Unai Emery’s side.