Tottenham want to sign an ‘immortal’ star who could have ‘statues’ built of him

Aston Villa goalkeeper and Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Emi Martinez has become “immortal” in the eyes of his Argentine people after winning the World Cup on Sunday, according to Tim Vickery.

The South American football pundit added that ‘statues’ of Villa’s number one are likely to be built in his home country following his penalty shoot-out heroics against France. as he told Sky Sports.

Although the 30-year-old, who is now linked with Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, was a late bloomer on the international stage, he has had a notable impact during this period.

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Within 26 caps aside from Lionel Messi, one could argue that Martinez has pulled it off The difference in Argentina he won the Copa America and now the greatest prize of all time in football.

Martinez’s antics may not go down well with some, but it gives him hero status among his own people, to which Tim Vickery alluded.

“Martinez is already an immortal in Argentine football,” said Vickery. “He (Mac Allister) is also an immortal. But not quite on the heights of Emiliano Martinez.

“Statues of Emiliano Martinez are probably being built in Argentina.”

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Last January, Emi Martinez signed a new deal at Aston Villa, which is pretty crucial given the transfer frenzy surrounding him.

Even if Europe’s elite trophy-winners come knocking for him, Villa has the power to demand serious money for their player.

As the Midlands outfit with Jack Grealish proved, they don’t want to part with such an important figure, but if they did, they would charge record-breaking sums.

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