ROBIN OLSEN admits working with his new Aston Villa team-mate Emiliano Martinez could only make him a better goalkeeper.
Hopefully someone good enough to push the Argentina international to become Steven Gerrard’s new No.
The 53-time Sweden international has completed a loan deal from Roma until the end of the season and revealed it was unquestionable when a club with Villa’s ambitions called.
“It was an easy choice from the first call I got from my agent,” said the 32-year-old, who has been on loan at Sheffield United and has made seven Premier League appearances. on loan at Everton last season.
“I decided to do whatever I could to sign Villa.
“When I woke up this morning and learned that I had signed for the club, I was really happy.”
Martinez dropped a rare cry to gift Manchester United their opening goal on Saturday and Gerrard wants Olsen to sigh his neck all the way to next season’s World Cup final.
“Emi is a really good goalkeeper and I think working with him will make me a better goalkeeper,” Olsen said.
“The level of sessions will be high. Hopefully we can push each other to be better. “
Olsen has played in Serie A, Premier League, Champions League and was also a contributor to Sweden at the 2018 World Cup.
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Meanwhile, Villa’s John McGinn be considered Manchester United’s top target on this month’s four midfielders list.
Old Trafford technical director Darren Fletcher highly appreciates the Scottish star.
McGinn, 27, still has more than two years left on his contract, so a deal in the summer is another possibility.
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8227519/robin-olsen-aston-villa-transfer-roma/ Aston Villa sign Robin Olsen on season-ending loan from Roma to face Emi Martinez for No 1