Emiliano Martinez was crowned the winner of this year’s prestigious Yashin Trophy. It is awarded to the world’s best goalkeeper. The Chelsea legend John Terry sends message to Martinez after he recieved the award.
The 31-year-old keeper also finished 15th in the overall Ballon d’or ranking. Lionel Messi won the individual prize for the eighth time. He went from strength to strength as a colossus in Villa’s net. Moreover, the World Cup winner is a compete star for Argentina’s national team, too.
John Terry sends message to Martinez:
Chelsea legend John Terry previously worked with Martinez during his time as assistant manager at Villa Park.
The £120,000-a-week goalkeeper uploaded an Instagram post yesterday celebrating his individual success.
Terry responded with a one-word message in the comment section.
However, Chelsea received plenty of transfer links to Aston Villa’s £17million gloveman (BBC) in the most recent summer window.Journalist Simon Phillips reported back in June that some people inside Chelsea were urging the club to go and sign Martinez in the summer.Meanwhile, talkSPORT reported that Chelsea had Martinez in their sights as a transfer target.
Instead, the Blues signed Robert Sanchez from Brighton in the summer to become their new first-choice goalkeeper.
Sanchez, 25, is beginning to come under pressure from supporters for a handful of errors creeping into his game. Hopefully, the Spanish keeper has the personality to stick it out and come good.
However, The Blues may have been safer spending big and investing on a world-class star in between the sticks.
two areas of the pitch that Chelsea could do with significantly strengthening still, we reckon most fans would pick out the goalkeeper and striker position. After the departure of Kepa, Chelsea do really need an efficient full time keeper. And maybe Martinez can be a good substitute of Kepa.
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