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New Villa keeper Gauci eyes Australia No. 1 spot

New Aston Villa goalkeeper Joe Gauci believes that a move to learn under World Cup winner Emiliano Martínez in a Premier League environment is the right step for his career as he pushes to supplant Maty Ryan as Australia‘s first-choice.

Gauci, 23, was officially unveiled as a Villa player on the final day of the transfer window, crossing over from Adelaide United on a deal worth a reported €1.5 million, plus add-ons — a new Australian record.

The two-time Socceroo joins a Villan goalkeeping union featuring reigning Yashin Trophy and men’s World Cup Golden Glove winner Martínez, 71-time Sweden international Robin Olsen, and teenage English prospects James Wright and Sam Proctor.

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“It’s going to be something special [to work with Martinez],” Gauci told ESPN and AAP. “Having someone with that…

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