Arsenal are prepared to cash-in on their No.2 goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez this summer, according to reports.
The 27-year-old has been at the Emirates for a decade, but now wants to leave to be a No.1 elsewhere after his strong end to the season.
Despite his performances, though, Leno is very likely to return as Gunners’ No.1 having recovered from the sickening knee injury he suffered against Manchester City back in June.
And, according to The Athletic, Mikel Arteta’s side feel they have little choice but to give Martinez the exit he wants.
However, fans may be surprised by claims they have put a price tag of just £20million on his head.
The report went on to say Martinez is hoping the club accept a bid of less than £10m, if necessary, to give him the exit he desired after ten years of service.
That would be one hell of a deal for any interest club.
Martinez has two years remaining on his current deal, which is worth only £20,000 a week.
Under axed chief Raul Sanllehi, Arsenal are said to have put an initial price tag of £20m on Martinez.
However, The Athletic claim the Gunners accept they may have to consider lower offers due to the current economic climate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the 27-year-old wants to be the No.1 and is focussed on becoming the first-choice goalkeeper for Argentina, too, and knows he must play more regularly to achieve that dream.
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