Arsenal are set to be forced to pay €500,000 to Independiente as part of a bonus in the deal for goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.
That’s according to Doble Amarilla, who explain that the Argentinian side are ‘looking for money’ and will claim ‘what’s owed to them’.
Martínez joined Arsenal back in 2010, signing with their reserve side from Independiente’s U20 team in a £1.35m deal.
He’s spent the last ten years on various loan spells at the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham, Wolves, Getafe and Reading but now finds himself part of the first-team squad at the Emirates.
Indeed, this year he has found himself as a regular in the cup competitions, making six appearances in the Europa League, three in the FA Cup and two in the Carabao Cup.
He’s now triggered a clause in the original deal that took him to Arsenal, which stated that Independiente were due €500,000 when he made ten appearances as a starter for the club.
Independiente tried to claim the money back in November as Martínez had been making regular appearances in the Europa League.
However, Arsenal claimed that the tournament was not part of the agreement and so rejected the Argentine club’s request.
Now Martínez has reached the total elsewhere and Independiente have ‘renewed’ their claim with Arsenal, who ‘will have to pay’ according to the website.