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