Aston Villa’s manager, Unai Emery is ‘desperate’ to sell Argentina’s World Cup goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez.

The 30-year-old shot stopper starred in Argentina’s world cup triumph, winning the Golden Glove, and has said that Leo Messi thanked him “for giving him the world cup”.

Immediately after winning the final against France, the Argentina players danced around the dressing room after their triumph and they were all heard singing “a minute’s silence for” in tandem, before leaving a gap for goalkeeper Martinez to shout: “For Mbappe who is dead!”

Martinez was pictured holding an Mbappe doll aloft while standing next to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner PSG’s team-mate, Lionel Messi during the epic bus-ride celebrations in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

According to the Guardian, Emery addressed the Martinez controversy earlier this week by musing: “When you have big emotion, sometimes it is difficult to control it.

“I will speak to him next week about some celebrations but I respect that he is now under the national team and when he will be with us, he is our responsibility then we can speak about it. We are so proud of him. He won the World Cup with his national team and it’s amazing.

“He’s coming back next week. I want him to rest now because after big emotion and hard work, he has to have some days off to rest then he’ll come back to work with us.”