The 2022 FIFA World Cup has given the world a number of breakout stars, one of which has piqued the interest of Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Chelsea.
Argentina’s World Cup star Emiliano Martinez is being pursued by Manchester United and Chelsea, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano. The Aston Villa goalkeeper performed admirably in the final against France, keeping three clean sheets in his team’s seven games at the tournament.
Emi Martinez was just as important to Argentina’s World Cup victory as captain Lionel Messi. Whether it was his amazing saves during normal time or his heroics in the penalty shootout that helped his team win, Martinez’s antics earned him the Golden Glove for the best goalkeeper of the tournament in Qatar. To top it all off, he now has Manchester United and Chelsea on his tail.
Manchester United and Chelsea have expressed interest in Emi Martinez following his outstanding performances at the World Cup. Twitter is credited.
Martinez, a Manchester United and Chelsea target, may be part of the ‘goalkeeper domino effect.’
To genuinely speak of the World Cup in Qatar, goalkeepers stepped up for their respective sides. From Emi Martinez, the Golden Glove winner, to Croatia’s Dominik Livakovi, Morocco’s Yassine Bounou, and Poland’s Wojciech Szczsny. All of the aforementioned players were at their best when it came to assisting their teams during critical moments.
Many of them have now established themselves on the radars of Europe’s premier clubs in preparation for a January or summer transfer window. Martinez may also spark a bidding wɑr between Manchester United and Chelsea, both of whom are hunting for a top-tier sҺot-stopper. Fabrizio Romano spoke CBS Sports’ House of Champions podcast about the goalkeepers who will rule the market over the next six months:
“Let’s see in the summer, the domino effect will start with goalkeepers, maybe Chelsea or maybe with Manchester United. Emiliano Martinez may be one of them [who could join these two teams if such a situation arises].”
Manchester United are apparently aiming to replace David de Gea, who has gone from Һot to cold in recent months, while Emi Martinez has been at the top of his form during the same period. He helped Argentina win the Copa America last year, and Leo Messi dubbed him a “phenomenon” following his penalty shootout heroics against Colombia in the semi-finals and a clean sheet in the final against Brazil.
Manchester United and Chelsea are both looking for new goalkeepers, and Argentina might put an end to their quest. Twitter is credited.
Chelsea is dealing with problems with their goalkeepers Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. Mendy’s play has plummeted in recent months due to injuries, and his troubles were replicated by Senegal at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Despite his recent surge in form, which has kept Mendy out of the Chelsea starting eleven, Kepa is apparently seeking for a new club due to the Blues’ failure to guarantee him a starting spot.
In other news, German giants Bayern Munich are aggressively looking for a replacement for their number one, Manuel Neur, who is out for the season after suffering an injᴜry while skiing on vacation. And, at 36, Neur is already in his forties, and Bayern is looking for a long-term solution. Croatia’s World Cup star Dominik Livakovi is their top target, with Kepa Arrizabalaga being mentioned as a possible backup.
If Kepa leaves, Chelsea will need to replace him, and they may pursue Emi Martinez in this ‘goalkeeper domino’. Manchester United is also interested in the World Cup winner’s talents, although Villa are not expected to sell the 30-year-old. If either Manchester United or Chelsea want to sign him, it will almost definitely require a large money and some effort from the player himself.