Aston Villa shot stopper Emiliano Martinez has been named one of the best signings of the current season by footballer turned pundit Matthew Upson. Matthew Upson gave the verdict on Emiliano Martinez last week while he was on Sky Sports. The ex-Ipswich Town, West Ham United and Arsenal defender has been impressed with Argentine international goalkeeper since he left his former club Arsenal to join Aston Villa last summer. Aston Villa paid an initial fee of £16m for Emiliano Martinez and the fee could rise to £20m depending on add-ons.
Matthew Upson said Emiliano Martinez is a brilliant signing for Aston Villa and that he likes the squad that Dean Smith has at his disposal. It has been a remarkable turnaround for Aston Villa and manager Dean Smith after they narrowly escaped relegation last season. Aston Villa are in the hunt for an European place at the end of this season and Emiliano Martinez has the second most clean sheet in the Premier League this term with nine. Only Manchester City goalkeeper EdersonMoraes has more.