Report: Leeds to rescue Martinez from Getafe?


Emi Martinez could swap Getafe for Leeds United before the transfer window shuts with Arsenal reportedly frustrated at his lack of game time in Spain and the Championship outfit looking for a new keeper for the remainder of the season.

Martinez moved to La Liga on a season-long loan deal in August to gain further first team experience, however, he’s only featured four times at theColiseum Alfonso Pérez.

Two appearances in La Liga this month, a clean sheet victory over Malaga and a draw with Athletic Bilbao, were his first minutes since a Copa del Rey exit over two legs to Alaves in November and December.

LeedsLive claim that Martinez is an option for Leeds who are looking for a replacement for Sunderland-bound Andy Lonergan. Martinez has spent time in England’s lower leagues having already been loaned to Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Wolves.

There’s no doubt that Arsene Wenger rates Martinez and sees him as a potential long-term option when David Ospina and Petr Cech move on. However, his development really relies on proving he can hack the pressure of week in, week out matches.

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