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Man Utd planning shock bid for former Arsenal star

Man Utd planning shock bid for former Arsenal star

Emiliano Martinez news

Martinez to Man Utd?
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Manchester United are planning a shock bid for former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, according to Football Insider.

The Argentina international was hugely instrumental in his country's World Cup success and he could soon pursue a bigger challenge.

Martinez has been with Aston Villa for the past two years, but he is said to have the desire of playing Champions League football.

Bayern Munich consider him as a potential successor to Manuel Neuer, but United are also said to be interested in his services.

David de Gea is currently the number one for the Red Devils, but his limited distribution and mobility remains a potential concern.

Martinez would be a solid upgrade on the Spain international and United could make a serious approach for him next summer.

Villa bought the shot-stopper from the Gunners for just £20m, but they could easily demand double the fee for his potential exit.

Martinez's arrival could pave the way for De Gea's exit.