Schalke ‘join race to sign Emiliano Martinez’ following Alexander Nubel’s move to Bayern Munich with Leeds also monitoring the Arsenal goalkeeper this summer
- Emiliano Martinez kept nine clean sheets in 23 games for Arsenal last season
- The Argentine was also in goal for their Community Shield win against Liverpool
- But reports now suggest Schalke are interested in signing the Argentine keeper
- Sportsmail revealed on Saturday Leeds United are also tracking the 27-year-old
Schalke have joined the race to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, according to reports.
The 27-year-old has shone for the Gunners in recent months following an injury to Bernd Leno, keeping nine clean sheets in 23 games last season after the Premier League restart.
The Argentine was also in goal on Saturday for Arsenal’s Community Shield victory against Liverpool on penalties at Wembley.
Bundesliga side Schalke have joined the race to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez
The 27-year-old has been in impressive form, keeping nine clean sheets last season for his side
But Sky Sports report that Bundesliga outfit Schalke are now interested in signing Martinez having lost the talented Alexander Nubel to Bayern Munich on a free transfer.
However, the report adds the German side are in financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic and have already allowed midfielder Weston McKennie to join Juventus.
Reports in Germany have also suggested the Bundesliga outfit are looking to re-sign Martinez’s Gunners team-mate Sead Kolasinac on loan with an option to buy.
The news regarding Martinez however comes after Sportsmail revealed on Saturday that Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are also tracking Martinez.
But Schalke are now interested in signing him after losing Alexander Nubel to Bayern Munich
The Leeds boss is a confirmed admirer of his fellow Argentinian who has interest from up to ten clubs.
Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for the 27-year-old and Bielsa is in the market with Leeds willing to offload Kiko Casilla, who has been prone to making errors at Elland Road.
Martinez has two years left on his deal at the Emirates Stadium and has stated in no uncertain terms his desire to see regular first-team action this season.
The Mirror however claim that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is now desperate to keep the Argentine following his rich vein of form.
Sportsmail has also revealed Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is monitoring Martinez too
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