Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez admits he will consider moving back to Argentina when Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero decides to rejoin Independiente. Martinez left Independiente back in 2010, four years after Aguero left the Argentine club.
The forward has gone on to establish himself as one of the world’s most feared frontmen having scored bags of goals for both Atletico Madrid and City.
He is City’s all-time leading goalscorer having netted an impressive 254 goals in just 368 matches.
But once regarded as the first name on the team sheet, Aguero has seen his minutes diminished in recent seasons.
Injuries have taken their toll while Pep Guardiola has opted to go with Gabriel Jesus instead on some occasions.
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The Argentina international has just one year left on his contract at City and he has spoken at length about his desire to return to Independiente one day.
Another product of the Independiente youth system is Arsenal’s back-up goalkeeper Martinez, who has been at Arsenal for the past decade now.
Despite his time at the club, Martinez has struggled to break through into the first team, largely being used in cup competitions.
Throughout his time at the club, Martinez has had loan spells at clubs such as Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves.
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But the shot-stopper admits he could follow Aguero when the striker eventually returns to Independiente.
“Well, when Kun Aguero returns, I think about it too,” Martinez said to TNT Sports.
“It’s the club he loves; I’ll tell you that… The truth is that you can never rule that out.
“I’m open to everything, especially with this British stuff.
“I played in Argentina until I was 17 or 18.
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“I’m never going to say no to the chance of coming back, maybe in two or three years, I’ll be looking forward to it.”
He added: “The most difficult thing was to leave home as a child, I left the club I loved, from Independiente, away from my friends.
“The fear I had was to fail abroad, but in these ten years I affirmed myself at Arsenal, I joined the Argentina National Team.
“I still have a contract for two more seasons, but I am open to everything because I want to play, here or in another club.”
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