Few players have dared to make the move from Arsenal to Tottenham Hotspur.
The most recent was French defender William Gallas, who joined Spurs in 2010 after plying his trade at the Emirates Stadium for four years.
Now, the Independent have claimed that the Lillywhites are targeting former Gunner Emiliano Martinez if club-captain Hugo Lloris leaves N17 at the end of this season.
Lloris’ deal at the club is due to expire next summer and the aforementioned report claims that Tottenham have been exploring the viability of signing the Argentine international just two years after he departed north London – when he decided to join Aston Villa for £20million back in the summer of 2020.
Since signing for Dean Smith’s side, Martinez has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most reliable goalkeepers, registering an impressive 15 league clean sheets last season, a tally that only Edouard Mendy of Chelsea and Ederson of Manchester City bettered.
The 30-year-old, who is currently valued at £31.5million on Transfermarkt, will have two years remaining on his current deal at Villa come the end of the current campaign.
Following Spurs’ links to the former Arsenal shot-stopper, a number of Tottenham fans took to social media to voice their thoughts on a potential transfer for Martinez. Here is how a select few on Twitter reacted.
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@HandsomeJaxTHFC : “Emi would be incredible i would love it.”
@BatmanWhoLaugh7 : “Bring Martinez hahaha.”
@_Lindile_ : “Imagine if we get martinez the NLD is gonna be insane.”
@Manu23588 : “Bring me Martinez. Worthy successor and that Romero emi linkup would be insane.”
@lesarrrr : “LETS ALSO SIGN HIM TO TROLL ARSENAL.”
@thfcjoao : “Please sign martinez, Ill do anything.”
@pahannas : “Maybe Martinez wants to come to Spurs to troll arsenal.”
@Jack_Coysss : “Icl emi would be a great replacement.”