Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez has made an outlandish request for Lionel Messi to join him at Aston Villa.
Since Martinez was first invited into the Argentina squad in 2021, the two have developed a close friendship and have won the Copa America and World Cup together.
In an interview with ESPN Argentina, Martinez made an emotional offer to Messi to link up with him at Aston Villa.
“I would bring him to Aston Villa. I would make him tea and I’d make roasts for him every weekend, I’d ask people to make little flags for him and he has a good time.
“I will reduce my salary for Messi if necessary,” Martinez said.
Unai Emery has done an excellent job at Villa since taking over and the Midlands club are now on the verge of a return to European football.
They will secure a Europa Conference League spot with a win against Brighton on the final day of the Premier League season.