May 22, 2022 8:01 pm

Dibu Martínez renewed his link with Aston Villa until 2027

The goalkeeper of the Argentine team Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez renewed his contract with Aston Villa of the English Premier League until June 2027, The club officially reported today. The 29-year-old from Mar del Plata arrived at the club last season (2020-21) from Arsenal in London and “was part of a defensive unit that equaled the club’s record in the Premier League of 15 clean sheets in one season” , valued the Birmingham entity in a statement. “He would later go on to be the star of his native Argentina, as he won the Copa América in 2021,” Aston Villa points out.

The peculiarity is that Scaloni’s starting goalkeeper had two and a half years left on his contract, but the club rushed to renew him in the face of the possibility that a specific and tempting offer would arrive from another entity in the Premier League. In fact, in recent weeks there had been rumors of the chance to emigrate to Manchester United.

My family is everything. When I left Argentina when I was young, it was for a family matter. They are happy here, my son loves Aston Villa. When I’m happy and enjoying my football, my family is happy, so I look forward to another five and a half years.” The former Independiente explained to the club’s official website.

“Dibu” Martínez will play this Saturday against Everton for the 23rd. date of the Premier and then will travel to Argentina to join the albiceleste team that, without Lionel Messi, will face the next two games of the South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 against Chile, on Thursday 27 in Calama, and Colombia, on Tuesday, February 1 in Cordova.

Dibu’s career at Aston Villa has several milestones. He joined the club on September 16, 2020 and a week later he saved a penalty and kept a clean sheet on the day of his debut against Sheffield United, for the second round of the Premier League. On May 13, 2021, he equaled Brad Friedel’s record of 15 shutouts in a season; same is that he was voted the best player of the season by Aston Villa fans.

On October 8, 2021, he was nominated for the Yashin Trophy, given by France Football magazine to the best goalkeeper of the year, while on December 14, 2021, he kept the 20th clean sheet in his 54th presentation. His performances were solid enough enough for Dibu’s career at Aston Villa to now have a generous extension, with the invaluable impact he also caused by defending the fence of the Argentine team.

From the blind that the Aston Villa goalkeeper lowered, the numbers of the selection were amplified. Dibu’s impact is very strong because the 14 games he has played in the national team are all official, between the Copa América and the qualifiers. There is no friendly to bulge data in relaxed developments and without the tension for the points. It all started when Franco Armani’s recovery spread of a covid infection. Scaloni and his coaching staff, who already came with the desire to give Dibu a chance, found the possibility without having to justify it for technical reasons. Martinez soon extinguished any debate about the job.

He kept the fence undefeated in 10 of the 14 matches. The four goals conceded were two from Chile in different matches, one from Colombia and one from Venezuela. being vital, Dibu is actually one of the vertices of a defensive triangle in which the adversary attempts shipwreck. The geometric figure is completed Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi.

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