Emiliano Martinez’s lewd behaviour following the 2022 World Cup Final has prompted Aston Villa boss, Unai Emery, to ‘consider selling’ the Argentine goalkeeper, according to shocking reports in Spain.
The surprising report from Fichajes, as translated by Football Espana, suggests that Aston Villa boss has supposedly become ‘unimpressed by the temperament’ of his goalkeeper, who after winning the Golden Glove at the tournament, made a rude gesture with the trophy.
France have also launched a complaint to FIFA against the goalkeeper, after the 30-year-old had repeatedly taunted Kylian Mbappe in the wake of the final.
But the startling reports from Fichajes claim that the Villa manager is ‘very keen to sell the goalkeeper as soon as possible,’ despite his World Cup heroics.
His epic last minute save to deny Randal Kolo Muani in the World Cup Final proved decisive in taking the game to penalties.
He stepped up once again for the South American side to block Kingsley Coman’s spot-kick in the resulting shootout, giving Argentina the win.
But his celebrations have been criticised by many, including Fabio Capello who called him ‘stupid’ and Graham Souness, who branded him a ‘clown’.